Canelo's Possible Return: December 15 Reserved at MSG, MGM

by Steve Kim

So what's next for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) in the wake of his twelve round majority decision over Gennady Golovkin this past weekend at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas?

"We have December 15th reserved for him," Eric Gomez, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, told on Tuesday.

"We're going to get together with the team later this week. We're going to discuss it, it's up to him whether he feels capable of it or not, depending on the cut."

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And should this date happen, Gomez says, ''It'll be in (Las) Vegas or MSG (Madison Square Garden in New York).. either or. Canelo wants to fight in New York, he's never fought in New York. He wants to fight where (Muhammad) Ali fought, he wants to fight where Oscar (De La Hoya) fought, where all the greats have fought. So we have a great  relationship with MSG, they do have the venue reserved for us and it would be either or.

"It's just a matter of finding out if he wants to fight and we'll start having discussions with both the MGM (Grand in Las Vegas) and MSG."

There has been chatter of a possible fight with David Lemieux, who stopped Spike O'Sullivan in one round on the Alvarez-Golovkin undercard.

Canelo captured the WBC, WBA middleweight titles, and handed Golovkin his first career defeat as a pro, with a twelve round majority decision. The scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113. In the first bout, which took place in September 2017, ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.

Golovkin's handlers would like to secure a trilogy fight, which likely wouldn't happen until Cinco De Mayo weekend, in May of 2019, at the earliest.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shadoww702 on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Chuckguy;19123779]Are you sure? Looks a lot like a pic after the first fight[/QUOTE] Sorry it was a pic of him after the Chavez fight. My new Avatar is after GGG 2

Comment by Chuckguy on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19121856]Nope 2nd fight when he removed his bandaid[/QUOTE] Are you sure? Looks a lot like a pic after the first fight

Comment by bigdunny1 on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19121856]Nope 2nd fight when he removed his bandaid[/QUOTE] Canelo don't even look like he been in at fight all enjoy life partying. GGG looking all mangled up after the fight like a combination of Stevie Wonder and a Aids patient.…

Comment by TonyGe on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19118351]But he didnt and you GGG fans gave him a pass.[/QUOTE] Of course he gets a pass. He would have be stupid to take that fight and risk getting injured. There have been enough delays regarding the rematch.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Chuckguy;19121284]Hey shadow is that pic in your avi after the first GGG fight? He looks clean like he didn’t even fight lol[/QUOTE] Nope 2nd fight when he removed his bandaid

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