Much is talked about regarding a middleweight super-fight between the king of 160 pounds, Gennady Golovkin and Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez in 2017.
Despite the World Boxing Council attempting to get the fight made in 2016, Canelo’s promoters at Golden Boy have asked for at least another year in making bout, with the added stipulation that ‘GGG’ must agree to their terms.
Current super-welterweight title Canelo recently opened at 11/4 against, with fluctuating odds from bookmakers featured at www.bettingoffers.org, solely due to his lack of experience at the middleweight limit.
Both fighters are currently in the P4P Top 10 and were recently named by Forbes as the two highest earners in the sport, which are two of the main reasons the fans are clamouring for the pair to meet as soon as possible.
As Oscar De La Hoya keeps everybody waiting, and takes considerable criticism for it, WBN looks at five points that may well keep the boxing world waiting for Canelo v Golovkin indefinitely.
And the reason it will? – Simple….MONEY!
There’s too much cash to be made for this fight not to happen. Leaving it on the shelf for even these twelve months increases the fight’s value immensely and could eventually see a Canelo v GGG PPV contest making in the region of nine figures all in.
Golovkin for his part deserves a 50-50 split, without question, but whether that comes his way could be the main sticking point for the encounter’s negotiations.