Eric Gomez Says GGG-Canelo Is “90% Made”
Eric Gomez, the Golden Boy executive, sounded quite optimistic that a fall fight between their guy Canelo and GGG will occur in September.
Gomez, the ace matchmaker and now VP with GBP, was in town Wednesday for a press luncheon to bang the drums for the Golden Boy co-promotion Saturday at Turning Stone, which is topped by David Lemieux, the GB middleweight, against Main Events’ Curtis Stevens.
“We have every intention of making the Canelo-GGG fight,” Gomez told me. “We’ve had many, many talks with Tom Loeffler. I consider we’re very, very close. There is just a couple of final details to be worked out.”
A possible talked about June GGG versus BJ Saunders fight would screw up the timing, though. He said that GGG promoter Tom Loeffler did inform him that an offer to make that scrap was made. Gomez wouldn't like that gum sticking up the works…They need much time to properly promote Canelo vs GGG, he said.
“I would say we’re ninety percent done.” He didn’t want to get too deep into the split, financial particulars. “We’re offering GGG a guarantee…the PPV market is not what it used to be. Maybe this can bring out the legions of fans. Or it might be the last gasp for PPV.” In other words, a guarantee should be desired, because the PPV might not explode. He said GB had offered GGG $10 million, that was their “initial offer” and now the offer is “substantially more.”
Canelo has to beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and then GGG has to beat Jacobs and then, Gomez reiterated, he thinks they get GGG vs Canelo finished.