News | May 19 2016

Canelo Alvarez vacates WBC middleweight title

Canelo Alvarez insists he stills wants to make Gennady Golovkin fight, eventually, writes John Dennen
Canelo Alvarez
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CANELO ALVAREZ has vacated the WBC middleweight title. He has not withdrawn from negotiations to make the fight with Gennady Golovkin but this is yet another delay.

“After much consideration, today, I instructed my team at Golden Boy Promotions to continue negotiating a fight with Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and to finalize a deal as quickly as possible.  I also informed the WBC that I will vacate its title,” Alvarez said.

“For the entirety of my career, I have taken the fights that no one wanted because I fear no man. Never has that been more true than today. I will fight ‘GGG,’ and I will beat ‘GGG’ but I will not be forced into the ring by artificial deadlines.