News | May 13 2016

WBA will not intefere with Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin negotiations

The WBA will wait and see if Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin is made before calling their mandatory
Oscar De La Hoya
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WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has confirmed the sanctioning body will not ‘intefere’ in the ongoing negotations for Canelo Alvarez to fight Gennady Golovkin.

Canelo recently poleaxed Amir Khan to defence his WBC world middleweight title, and that body has subsequently given Canelo’s team 15 days to negotiate a deal with mandatory challenger Golovkin.

If a deal isn’t reached, purse bids will be called on May 24.