The highly-anticipated mega-fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin could happen later this year, according to the latest boxing news. After being awarded with the vacated WBC middleweight title in May, Golovkin still wishes to earn the belt via traditional means.
Golovkin’s top promoter Tom Loeffler revealed that Canelo is definitely the top priority for a September slugfest. However, Golovkin has a handful of other fighters in mind in case the Canelo fight wouldn’t be finalized on time, as per Bloody Elbow.
“Canelo is certainly the number one choice but at the same time if a fight with (Billy Joe) Saunders is makeable, that’s a great fight. If a fight with Danny Jacobs is makeable that’s a great fight,” said Loeffler. “A fight with Chris Eubank Jr. if that’s makeable that’s a great fight.”
No matter who Golovkin ends up fighting next, Loeffler made it clear that the undefeated Kazakh will step into the ring in September. Meanwhile, Golden Boy senior vice president Eric Gomez told Boxing Scene that Canelo could be cleared to fight by then.
It can be remembered that Canelo and Golden Boy failed to comply with WBC’s mandatory fight deadline. As a result, Canelo vacated his WBC middleweight title and the belt was ultimately awarded to Golovkin, the number one contender at that time, ESPN noted.
They also faced a lawsuit against after All-Star Boxing claimed that Canelo violated his previous contract. Now that the Miami trial has officially put a stamp on the case, Gomez said the next step for Golden Boy is to continue building Canelo’s legacy. The recent boxing news revealed Gomez has called Loeffler on several occasions to try and arrange the much-awaited middleweight clash between Canelo and Golovkin.