Golovkin: What Canelo rematch means
At a press conference held on Monday afternoon in Los Angeles, California, World Boxing Association (WBA) Super World Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin spoke of his rematch with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 15th and also received the “Ring Magazine” title belt that credits him as the number one boxer in his division as the linear champion.
Golovkin took time to talk about the fight itself that all the fans have been clamoring for “This fight is 100% for my kids, family, and boxing fans. This is history for me, I want to be part of great history.”
Golovkin is happy that a deal was able to be struck and seemed very confident in himself and holding out for as long he did, saying “Originally I wanted 50/50 but after some thought I understood that 55/45 was a good deserving number for both of us and if it didn’t happen we were ready to move on.”
Golovkin mentioned that he was offered different percentages such as 35% and 42.5% but that ultimately he thought he deserved at minimum 45% of the purse, saying “I am the champion, he needs to prove himself to me.”
The rematch will take place on September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and be broadcast on HBO PPV.