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 BoxingScene.com 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."
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 BoxingScene.com