Canelo vacates but still wants GGG!
By Hector Franco
In what may come to some as a shocking turn of events to many, Canelo Alvarez has decided to vacate his WBC middleweight title. In a statement released by Canelo Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya via Golden Boy Promotions it has been decided that Alvarez didn’t want to have any deadlines when it came to negotiations with Gennady Golovkin. Alvarez had this to say in his statement.
The WBC had mandated that the camps come to some agreement by May 24th. Now that the WBC title has been vacated it will likely go into the hands of the Kazakhstani fighter. The fight would be the biggest event in boxing and the deadline of May 24th may not have been enough time to figure out certain details in an agreement to fight. Golovkin’s main goal has been to capture all of the titles at middleweight. With Alvarez vacating, it has left the door open for both men to face other opponents. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya had this to say regarding the title and negotiations between the two camps.
Alvarez and De La Hoya in their statements have maintained that even in vacating the WBC title, Alvarez is still willing to face Golovkin. Fans will be weary that the bout will be delayed to next year. Alvarez is one of the few fighters in the sport that is bigger than the sanctioning bodies. A move like this shows that Canelo has more options available to him than Golovkin. If De La Hoya and Alvarez hold true to their word a fight with Golovkin will still come sooner than later.
W. (18, May 2016). Canelo Vacates WBC title! Says Golovkin talks Continue. Retrieved May 2016, 18, from http://www.boxingscene.com/canelo-vacates-wbc-title-says-golovkin-talks-continue--104724
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