The other fight we all want to see could be coming.
If rumors about Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor possibly meeting in September continue to push toward "fact," fight fans could be in for a huge month.
That's because the traditional boxing match that has been slated as the "next big deal" for quite some time now is being floated for September as well.
According to Tom Loeffler, the promoter for Gennady Golovkin, a fight pitting his Kazakh champion against Canelo Alvarez could be coming in September, as well.
Leading up to Saturday's Golovkin win against Daniel Jacobs, Loeffler had this to say about the possibility of GGG meeting Canelo soon.
“I don’t see any reason why we can’t sign a deal for a fight with Canelo for September,” Loeffler said. “If I felt like there was a point we couldn’t overcome, then I would say okay, it doesn’t look very good. But so far in all the discussions with (Golden Boy Productions president) Eric Gomez I’ve had, there hasn’t been any. I’m mean sure, they have a position, we have a position. But so far we’ve been able to find middle ground on a lot of the points. And to further that, we’ve made a lot of concessions. We’re not asking for a lot of different points, we’ve made a lot of concessions just to get the fight.
“It doesn’t make sense to go into the details and negotiate through the media,” he said. “But I feel comfortable that there’s no one issue outstanding that’s going to stop this fight from happening.”
It's the continuation of a long dance that's been going on between the fighters for a couple years.
Meanwhile, after Golovkin said after Saturday's win that his next fight could be against Billy Joe Saunders, in an attempt to get his hands on the WBO middleweight title. He also could fight Jacobs in a rematch after stopping him in the unanimous decision.
As for Canelo's side, Gomez said last month he hopes a deal can get done soon.
"I think we're close, there's a couple of loose ends we have to tie. But that's what we want - we want to make the fight. That's what we're working towards," Gomez told Boxingscene.com.
Golovkin, 34, is now 37-0.
Canelo, 26, is 48-1-1 and is set to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6 in Las Vegas. Canelo, from Mexico, is a super welterweight and would need to go up a weight class to fight Golovkin as a middleweight.
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