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Canelo and GGG Agree To September Sequel

Michael Woods

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UPDATE: These odds may be of interest to you. They’re courtesy of Props PR and Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter:@BovadaLV).

 

Gennady Golovkin vs Saul Alvarez

Gennady Golovkin         -190     (10/19)

Saul Alvarez                  +155     (31/20)

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We told you it would get done.

Too much money for it not to…..

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will fight again…well, keep fighting, on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas, it was announced today by Canelo promoter Golden Boy Promotions.

GBP, led by Hall of Fame fighter Oscar De La Hoya, looked to drive the narrative by making today the day was take it or leave it for Team GGG. This, after months of in the press brawling, after their May re-do was scrapped because Canelo tested positive for clenbuterol.

Sign on the dotted line by noon PT on Wednesday…or find another playdate playmate, Oscar told GGG and company, headed up by Tom Loeffler.

Well, the deadline came, and went…but talks continued. As per usual, GBP exec Eric Gomez did the heavy lifting in negotiating for Canelo’s side. They balked at GGG seeking 50 percent of the pie and needed to have Loeffler move off of that to see a rematch.

The rematch will, we think, barring more unforeseen silliness, occur at T-Mobile in Vegas, Vegas, the site of their first faceoff, which was called a draw. Some called that hogwash, believing GGG clearly took more rounds.

This time, both will say they want to make it definitive. And there will be bad blood splattering the milieu as we count down to that early fall faceoff, the most anticipated fight of the season in boxing, unless Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua get to signing quickly.

Money matters, but of course, that’s why we didn’t think Canelo would actually seek to glove up against a Jacobs or a Spike, when he could make this sort of bank. The split is 57.2 to 42.5, yes, a rather strange figure split. If you are keeping score, the rematch had GGG, age 36, getting 35 percent of the take, so the woes he had to endure with Canelo’s ClenGate will reward him.

Now…who wins, and how? Some will insist they think Canelo had an extra supplement edge last time and this time that won’t be available, so maybe GGG will have an easier time against the Mexican. Others say that the red head will be fighting on another level, for pride and principle…and oh yeah, GGG is a year older than last time.

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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