News | Nov 14 2018

Gennady Golovkin will have to fight Jermall Charlo to get third bout with Canelo Alvarez

'The winner of Gennady Golovkin vs Jermall Charlo is a major attraction to fight Canelo,' the WBC president tells John Dennen
Gennady Golovkin
Golovkin has not got a third fight with Canelo Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports

GENNADY GOLOVKIN can rightly feel that his business with Canelo Alvarez remains unfinished. Their first contest was a highly controversial draw. Their rematch in September of this year was also close, though Alvarez won the decision and the WBC and WBA middleweight titles.

Canelo retains his middleweight belts even as he steps up to super-middle to fight Rocky Fielding on December 15 at Madison Square Garden.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said, “He’s a champion and the rules allow a champion to request a special fight, as we have done countless times in the past. So he will be fighting, he will be representing the WBC and after the fight we will see what the decision is.”