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Canelo-Golovkin Rematch is "Imminent" - Says Golden Boy Prez

By Steve Kim

Despite whatever was reported on Thursday, the rematch between unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez - who fought to a spirited draw back in September - is not finalized, as of yet.

But Eric Gomez, the President of Golden Boy Promotions (which handles the Mexican star) told BoxingScene.com - "It's imminent, I think we're very, very close. There's final little details that we're working on, right now. I've been in constant communication - I probably spoke with Tom (Loeffler of GGG Promotions) ten times in the last three days - so we're working hard.

"Canelo's ready to go, he's ready to sign. From what Tom tells me Golovkin's ready to sign, Oscar (De La Hoya) is ready to sign. It's just a matter of getting everything down right, just final little details."

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The first encounter back on September 16th took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and odds are that it will host the rematch.

But speaking from the Indio Boys and Girls Club where Golden Boy held a media day for Lucas Matthysse (who headlines an HBO card on January 27th), Gomez stated - "Vegas is strong but there's also a very, very strong offer that's coming from New York. Once we get everything signed we're going to get to work, we're going to start our discussions and our meetings with the venues and see what's the best fit for it but Vegas is very strong.

"You can't go wrong with Vegas. We were treated very, very well for the first fight. We did a lot of business but New York is a player and they're coming coming strong and they're talking big, big guarantees."

The venue that Gomez is talking about is the Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, which has hosted several of Golovkin's fights - including his big wins over Daniel Jacobs, Curtis Stevens and David Lemieux.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MisanthropicNY on 01-15-2018

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Comment by Lester Tutor on 01-15-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18407728]So you're telling me Canelo has received questionable scorecards in Vegas? Mayweather, Lara, GGG, on and on...[/QUOTE] Scorecards are synonymous in boxing. Even the non big stars have had awkward cards tallied that have included judges from bigger known title…

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Comment by MisanthropicNY on 01-14-2018

[QUOTE=Lester Tutor;18405900]Don Trella had Lil'G beating Jacobs. He scored it a DRAW for Canelo. Maybe Loeffler and Abel shouldn't bother choosing the judges? They could be Kazakh judges and they'd still score it for Nelo cause Mexico pimping Euroasia[/QUOTE] So…

Comment by rrayvez on 01-14-2018

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;18405526]Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Quote: Originally Posted by mcdonalds View Post Triple jab will quit out of frustration like rigo did. He knows he will miss more than he did in the first fight. Quote: Originally Posted…

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