WBC President pleads with Golovkin to sign the deal, face Canelo in rematch on September 15

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Mauricio Sulaiman has urged Gennady Golovkin not to throw away a massive payday in order to prove he’s the best in the division against Canelo Alvarez.

‘GGG’ is standing firm on a 50-50 split with his old Mexican rival, whilst Canelo’s promoters at Golden Boy have the same 65-35 deal (as agreed for May 5) on the table.

Due to the manner of the cancellation of the Cinco de Mayo clash, Golovkin believes he deserves a bigger slice of the pie, although Sulaiman hopes the Kazakh puncher signs the contract on offer.

“What happened is that Golovkin is asking for the modification of an agreement that they agreed upon to fight each other in May,” Sulaiman told ESPN Deportes.

“I do not know what amounts, but my feeling is that he is sacrificing pounds for a few cents.

“If your interest is to show that you are the best, that you are the champion and will beat Canelo, you have everything ready to sign and get into the ring on September 15.

“That would be the recommendation that I would give to him,” he added.

Golovkin v Canelo II is in danger of falling apart, and with Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder hanging in the balance at heavyweight, it could be a bad week for boxing fans.

Alternative fights for Golovkin include Danny Jacobs, Billy Joe Saunders or Demetrius Andrade, although mandatories are set to be ordered by the WBC, IBF and potentially WBA.

Jermall Charlo, Sergey Derevyanchenko and Ryota Murata are waiting in the wings for their shot, meaning things could get really messy for Golovkin should a return with Canelo be spurned.