THE GRUDGE: Golovkin, Canelo to hold SEPARATE SPLIT-SCREEN press conference on Tuesday
Golden Boy has announced details of an unprecedented press conference on Tuesday as Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez continue their grudge ahead of September 15.
Following successful negotiations, Golovkin stated he wouldn’t be willing to share a room with Canelo due to their May fight collapsing back in February.
Canelo was banned for six-months for a doping violation, leading to Golovkin having some choice words for the Mexican and their bad blood intensifying.
The media event will see Golovkin and Canelo participate separately as support is drummed up on ticket sale day.
Below is the official statement from Golden Boy Promotions:
Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) will host a satellite press conference Tuesday, July 3 on Facebook ahead of their historic rematch set for Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
The middleweight world champions will discuss the highly controversial lead up to the September 15 rematch in the first-ever satellite press conference hosted on Facebook by Golden Boy Promotions.
The fighters will also participate in a Facebook Q&A with questions from boxing fans around the world on the platform.
Canelo vs. GGG 2 is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle,” Fred Loya Insurance, Fathom Events and Interjet. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for Canelo vs. GGG 2 go on sale Tuesday, July 3 at 10:00 a.m. PT, and are priced at $5,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $800, $700, $500 and $300, not including applicable service charges and taxes. There will be a limit of eight (8) per person at the $5,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $800 and $700 price levels with a limit of two (2) per person at the $500 and $300 price levels. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.t-mobilearena.com or www.axs.com.