Canelo-Golovkin II - Las Vegas Still The Strong Frontrunner To Host

By Miguel Rivera

On Monday, the expected second bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin was confirmed for May 5, but the venue and location was not yet revealed.

Golden Boy Promotions, the lead promoter of the event and Canelo, still view Las Vegas as the frontrunner and expect that the venue will be determined in no less than two weeks time.

The first contest took place last at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, with the fight ending in a controversial twelve round split draw.

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Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy, states that the numbers generated by Canelo and Golovkin's first bout in Las Vegas were spectacular and they hope to repeat the formula, even though there are tentative offers from cities like Dallas, New York and Los Angeles.

"The special thing that the end (of week) of the Cinco de Mayo in Las Vegas is incomparable," said Gomez to ESPN Deportes.

"Today I can tell you that Las Vegas has an obvious advantage over other cities but the important thing was to reach an agreement (between the fighters) and today we have it.

"Last Saturday Oscar de la Hoya and Tom Loeffler signed the agreement, so now we will look to the venue and Las Vegas offered us a great deal the last time, but we have to listen to their plans, the marketing ideas and everything that has to do with a great event like this for May 5."

De La Hoya, the CEO for Golden Boy, said a few weeks ago that they practically had an agreement with Las Vegas for Canelo to headline there.

Tom Loeffler of GGG Promotions, also said that they would be willing to fight at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas, and that Madison Square Garden in New York - depending on the offers. However, the tax issue in the Big Apple would play against them.

Also, next week it will be decided if there will be a elaborate multi-city press tour or just a few press conferences in select locations.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Verus on 01-31-2018

Seldom mentioned in the discussion about where the fight will take place is that Nevada does not have a state income tax. That along with the other advantages Las Vegas has is a big obstacle for other potential sites to…

Comment by Verus on 01-31-2018

[QUOTE=Tutsa;18449152]So did I 6 rounds each !! Both guys were very cautious in the first fight so I hope they take more risks in the Rematch[/QUOTE] Both GGG and Canelo have reason to be more confident in the rematch. Because…

Comment by Boksfan on 01-30-2018

Sure it's gonna be Vegas again, where else they can go? Corrupted state of Nevada.

Comment by Tutsa on 01-30-2018

So did I 6 rounds each !! Both guys were very cautious in the first fight so I hope they take more risks in the Rematch

Comment by vitali1999 on 01-30-2018

It's only been since September they fought so why not hold it till next May. Clowns

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