Feature | Jun 19 2018

Gennady Golovkin next fight will be a demand for respect

In Gennady Golovkin next fight against Canelo Alvarez 'wrongs will be righted'. A new venom is injected into the build up to the rematch, writes John Dennen
Gennady Golovkin
Gennady Golovkin  |  Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports

THE Gennady Golovkin next fight will be a rematch with Canelo Alvarez. But the two will not face one another until the week of their September 15 fight in Las Vegas. They have however butted heads through their negotiating teams.

The attempts to reschedule their rematch for September (the original plan for May fell apart after Canelo failed a drug test) were almost called off when Golovkin demanded a greater share of the financial split than he’d previously been offered. Eventually he was satisfied and insists, with 45% of the split, he has got what he wanted.

“It was take it or leave it, that’s it,” Golovkin said. “It is an excellent deal and there’s a lot of money at stake. We both understand that we are currently in a great position and we are not going to lose those positions. They have understood me correctly that I’m not going to go down in this deal and they know that they were going to have a good deal either way.”


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