Canelo, Golden Boy To Set Aside T-Mobile For September 15

Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) has already targeted his venue of choice for September 15th, when the boxer plans to return to the ring as of Mexican Independence Day weekend.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Canelo’s promoter Golden Boy Promotions made a formal request to reserve T-Mobile Arena for the September date.

The paper notes that the Nevada Athletic Commission is expected to approve the request at its monthly meeting Thursday.

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Canelo has been out of the ring since the controversial twelve round split draw with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin back in September of 2017.

The two were scheduled to collide in a rematch on May 5, as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend - but everything fell apart when Canelo tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol in a pair of tests taken in February.

Canelo received a six month retroactive suspension which expires in August.

With Canelo removed from the fight, Golovkin went forward on May 5 and fought with Vanes Martirosyan. He scored a two round knockout to retain the four belts at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The two sides were in talks to fight in September - but those discussions crashed after Golovkin demanded a 50-50 split of the money. Canelo stood firm on a split of 65-35 - which he says Golovkin agreed to when they made a deal for the canceled May date.

But there was also third party pressure on Golovkin from the IBF.

Due to his inability to commit to a mandatory defense against Sergiy Derevyanchenko, the IBF stripped GGG of their middleweight title.

Now with that mandatory order out of the way, Golovkin is willing to move away from his 50-50 demand for something more in line to make a deal happen - like 55-45 in Canelo's favor.

When they fought the first time, there was a 70-30 split in Canelo's favor.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Realboxingfan1 on 06-13-2018

[QUOTE=Slowhand;18853700]..and you little hating piece of siht call yourself "realboxingfan"?[/QUOTE] Truth hurts slow head. Don’t be so sensitive and grow some balls . I want the fight to happen .

Comment by _Rexy_ on 06-12-2018

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;18854253]Jacobs camp already said they rather the Canelo fight as it pays much more. His manager said if the Canelo fight doesn't happen then they would fight for the IBF belt. They have plenty of time to see if the…

Comment by MDPopescu on 06-12-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;18855006]They were dropped only for unification fights only as far as I know.[/QUOTE] ... yes: "There shall be a second weigh-in between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the event, unless otherwise approved by the IBF. The…

Comment by Robi13 on 06-12-2018

[QUOTE=BLACK KNOT;18854858]you okay with clenelo fighting sullivan LMAO vanes is ten times better than that scrub! typical hypocrite clenelo fangirls!!![/QUOTE] VANES first fight in two years coming off 2 or 3 losses in his most recent fights and he was…

Comment by icha on 06-12-2018

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;18854995]Who? Jacobs?... How that?... Derevyanchenko is ranked as #1 by IB, and Canelo isn't even ranked...[/QUOTE]some here say jacobs cant fight canelo cuz he(jacobs) was ordered to fight Derevyanchenko by the ibf.. well i think jacobs will rather fight canelo…

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