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Canelo: No Talks For Golovkin Trilogy, It's Just a Rumor

By Miguel Rivera

WBC, WBA middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez had denied the circulating rumors of a trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin on May 4th in Las Vegas.

Rumors ran wild after the Nevada State Athletic Commission made a mistake by listing a venue hold for a May 4th event in Las Vegas with Golden Boy Promotions (who handle Canelo) and GGG Promotions as co-promoters.

Canelo won a twelve round majority decision over Golovkin in their September rematch at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. They first met in September 2017, at the very same venue, and that contest ended in a controversial twelve round draw.

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At the moment, Golovkin is a network free agent.

Both of their contests were handled by HBO Pay-Per-View.

A few months ago, HBO announced their decision to eliminate boxing from their programming roster. The network televised their final show last Saturday night.

Canelo signed an exclusive five year, 11 fight deal with streaming service DAZN.

Golovkin has received offers from ESPN, DAZN and Premier Boxing Champions.

Canelo is back in action on Saturday night in New York City. He moves up to the super middleweight limit of 168-pounds to challenge WBA "regular" champion Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden.

Win or lose, Canelo is planning to return to the middleweight division.

And while he fully intends to fight in May, as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend, there have been zero discussions regarding a third bout with Golovkin.

"No, we have not had any talks or approaches [on a third Golovkin fight]... they are rumors. Me personally, I have not had talks or talked about it. I like to respect what I have in front of me, I have a great challenge on December 15. And once I get past it, I'll take a vacation and then we'll see what's on the table for May. At this time it's only rumors," Canelo told ESPN Deportes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chirorickyp on 12-14-2018

Good. Fight Jacobs, fight Charlo. A 3rd fight with the same BS ending is NOT good for boxing.

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 12-13-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19352555]imagine how us hardcore fans felt when Golovkin defended that [B]SAME [/B]shltty title against scrubs for 5 years and then tried to say that he was about to break Hopkins record[/QUOTE] Yes, the same situation.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 12-13-2018

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;19352465]Strange times. "Stars" fighting for [B][SIZE="3"]paper titles[/SIZE][/B]. pacquiao is a paper 147 champ and Canelo is fighting for a paper title at 168.[/QUOTE] imagine how us hardcore fans felt when Golovkin defended that [B]SAME [/B]shltty title against scrubs for 5…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 12-13-2018

Strange times. "Stars" fighting for paper titles. pacquiao is a paper 147 champ and Canelo is fighting for a paper title at 168.

Comment by PoserExposer on 12-13-2018

[B][I]Please quote me like I quoted you Maricon...you can’t. We know you’re full of s hit, quit playing it off.[/I][/B] [QUOTE=Shadoww702;19352187]Go jack-off to Vanes vs GGG. Probably your favorite fight of all time. Im sure the 2nd GGG/Canelo fight you…

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