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Canelo Will Fight Golovkin For WBC Belt, Says Sulaiman

According to World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman, he held a meeting on Tuesday Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, to finally end the hostility between the sanctioning body and Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

In 2016, Canelo and the WBC had a falling out - when the sanctioning body tried to force his hand to make a mandatory defense of the middleweight title against Gennady Golovkin.

Canelo, who at the time was on trial in Florida in a promotional dispute with All Star Boxing, was angered over being rushed by sanctioning body.

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In response to the WBC's pressure, Canelo vacated the middleweight and returned to 154-pounds, where he captured the WBO title from Liam Smith. Canelo then formed a strong alliance with the WBO, which is based in Puerto Rico.

In May of 2017, Canelo rejected the idea of fighting for a WBC commemorative title in the fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

And even in the first fight with Golovkin, Canelo refused to fight for the WBC belt and went as far as to issue a press release to announce that he would only challenge GGG for the IBF, WBA titles.

Canelo claimed Sulaiman was siding up to Golovkin and making statements that the Mexican star was avoiding that contest.

Sulaiman indicates that both sides were able work out their differences.

"He will fight for the belt," Sulaiman told the Los Angeles Times. "A proud, legendary WBC champion [Golovkin] and a proud, legendary WBC fighter [Alvarez] will come together. Things happen in boxing. You turn the page and move on to greater things."

"It was a just matter of shaking hands and moving on. I feel like we've worked in good faith. We are not evil people, and I think all we've tried to do is support [Alvarez. Face to face, I will try to say that and I hope we can move on."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BigStomps on 03-01-2018

[QUOTE=Verus;18528909]With the exception of the superstars like Mayweather, Canelo and Oscar his day who Are above it all, I think it is the promoters who call the shots. The sanctioning bodies are secondary and sometimes irrelevant. Canelo got ticked off…

Comment by Verus on 03-01-2018

[QUOTE=BigStomps;18524701]Well when Boxing gets together and falls under one league then things will change. Till then just STFU and quit comparing basketball with Boxing. Your making yourself look like a damn fool saying that.[/QUOTE] With the exception of the superstars…

Comment by Verus on 03-01-2018

[QUOTE=GreatErikk;18524410]At least we will now have an undisputed Middleweight champ soon[/QUOTE] You are a verified, certified, optimist! Unless I miss the guess, the victory will be disputed no matter who wins the fight, robbing the winner of any claim to…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18526056]Cotto paid the $$$ not Canelo. Canelo paid only for Khan. All GGG had to say was BS! Im not doing it again. I dont feel sorry for ppl who take $$ instead of fights.[/QUOTE] Correct, but that poster was…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;18525827]Yes of course, but the previous poster is denying there even was a step-aside, despite ample evidence being posted.[/QUOTE] Cotto paid the $$$ not Canelo. Canelo paid only for Khan. All GGG had to say was BS! Im…

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