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Golden Boy Prez: Canelo Can Improve, Golovkin Can't Get Better!

By Miguel Rivera

Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez said that the most important thing for Canelo Alvarez's team right now is to make the rematch against Gennady Golovkin.

Last Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Canelo and Golovkin fought to a controversial twelve round draw.

The focus by both teams - is now a May 2018 rematch. Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) has the ability to exercise a rematch clause against Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), who holds the WBC, IBO, IBF, WBA middleweight world titles.

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Gomez indicates that Canelo and his team are in no way ducking the idea of a second fight.

Because Golovkin is 35 years old and he will be 36 by the time a second fight comes around.

Due to his increased age, Gomez doubts Golovkin can improve and get any better. On the other hand, Canelo is still very young at 27 years old and continues to improve as his career plays out. 

"We want the rematch, it's what Canelo wants, it's what the team wants. Fans want the rematch. In boxing there is no extra time, just imagine if the fight had gone to 15 rounds. But it can not be done. So let's do the tiebreaker - it's what we want, "said Gomez.

"Golovkin was a stronger, bigger fighter and he connected three or four times very hard on Canelo. I was worried but Canelo held up very well. At no moment did he do any harm to Canelo. On the contrary, I think Canelo hurt Golovkin two or three times. Once to the body and twice he staggered [from head shots]. That surprised me."

"I know Canelo has to fine-tune some things. He can't stay on the ropes, and he must get on the inside and fight more at a short distance. When he fought at a short distance, Golovkin did not look very good. Golovkin can no longer improve."

"It is unfair [that we are being blamed for the draw]. Golovkin is not only the victim, Canelo is the victim and also Golden Boy Promotions is the victim. We promised a great fight and it was. I have not yet heard a single person say that it was not a good fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TonyGe on 10-13-2017

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;18073817]... all I wanted to say is that GGG held back as well... but if you didn't see that it's OK...[/QUOTE] I agree Golovkin held back for some reason. Maybe he was worried about counters or screwing up a rematch.

Comment by j.razor on 10-13-2017

[QUOTE=angkag;18074648]Some truth there, but kind of lost the effectiveness at the end there with a simplistic pigeon hole. It may be that Canelo is at his peak, and that hard sessions with the likes of GGG damage his longevity more…

Comment by j.razor on 10-13-2017

[QUOTE=Bronx23;18074396]the general consesus is ggg won bud[/QUOTE] No more :alcoholic for you bud.

Comment by j.razor on 10-13-2017

[QUOTE=Elroy The Great;18074171]yeah, lamp cracks me up too. he has to do whatever keeps the checks coming in. never saw his show fight game, doe.[/QUOTE] The 1st couple were good then he started with his BS again so now its…

Comment by j.razor on 10-13-2017

[QUOTE=Elroy The Great;18074038][B][U]very true and it pissed me off.[/U][/B] when nelo wanted to initiate, 3g was in cover up mode. when nelo was on his bike, 3g felt brave. the fight could have been so easy if nelo had circled…

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