Gennady Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler feels the second fight with Canelo Alvarez is a much bigger affair then when the pair of middleweight clashed in September 2017.
Following a lengthy delay, the number one and two middleweights in the world collide again, this time with three versions of the world crown up for grabs, and Loeffler is excited about the prospect.
“This rematch really feels like it’s a much bigger event than the first time. There was a lot of controversy around the scoring for the first fight, and both guys don’t want to leave it in the judges’ hands this time,” said Loeffler.
“We’re up here where Abel Sanchez has his training camp in Big Bear, California. GGG is training to make a much more decisive victory over Canelo the second time around. You see we have all the titles here.
“GGG is the champion, and if Canelo wants to become a champion, he actually has to fight and try to take the titles away.”
On how much he was looking forward to the return, Loeffler added: “Not only as a promoter but as a boxing fan, this is the fight everyone is looking forward to.
“This is the fight the fans are looking forward to, that the media has been asking about.
“And GGG, I get a lot of comments, a lot of messages on social media from fans in Mexico saying, please knock out Canelo, don’t let it in the judges’ hands this time and GGG is going to come out that way.
“I know Oscar is down there in Mexico with Canelo. Make sure, Canelo, less Mexican meat, more Mexican style this time, September 15. Make sure everything goes the right way.
“There are two warriors getting in the ring. The gloves are off this time around. Both guys, you know, feel disrespected by what happened last May 5, so I think the fans are going to win coming up when these guys get in the ring with each other.
“So we are looking forward to seeing everyone September 15 at T-Mobile and on HBO Pay-Per-View,” concluded Loeffler.
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, Interjet, Venom, and Fathom Events.
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.
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