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De La Hoya: Golovkin is Afraid of Canelo - We're Moving On!

The planned fall rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is now looking less likely to take place.

The two boxers were scheduled to meet on May 5th, but the fight fell out after Canelo was suspended over a pair of drug tests that came up positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.

Canelo will be cleared to fight by August 17th, and his next fight is scheduled for September 15th as part of Mexican Independence Day weekend.

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Golovkin still went forward with his HBO date on May 5th, and retained his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight titles by knocking out late replacement Vanes Martirosyan in two rounds at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Canelo and Golovkin fought to controversial twelve round split draw last September at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The two sides have been negotiating the terms of the rematch for this coming September - but Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Canelo, is claiming that he was advised that Golovkin rejected the rematch.

“It’s clear to us that Golovkin doesn’t want to fight Canelo,” De La Hoya said to Mike Coppinger of The Ring.

“It’s clear to us that after all the demands that they made, after Canelo having to do the hair follicle test, having to enroll in VADA, having to be tested by the Nevada State Athletic Commission randomly even before he was enrolled in VADA, it’s clear that GGG is afraid.

“So we’re going to move on and I’m going to start making phone calls to (Daniel Jacobs’) people, to (Billy Joe) Saunders’ people, start making calls to (Jermall) Charlo and (Spike) O’Sullivan. (Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler told me GGG) doesn’t want to fight. That’s all Tom said. They’re not going have a better deal than what they have now.”

Tom Loeffler denied De La Hoya's version of the story when contacted by Coppinger.

According to Loeffler, he requested a better deal for his boxer - which De La Hoya rejected.

“If they want to go in a different direction, they’re entitled to, but I think that speaks more to Canelo,” Loeffler said.

“GGG is not afraid to fight anybody in the middleweight division. He made a lot of (financial) sacrifices for the first fight and the rematch. And since the rematch was cancelled he wants a more equitable percentage."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SAINTSTEVE on 05-26-2018

I want for both the rematch and Joshua vs Wilder this year but if I had to choose which one I would choose the heavyweights. The way things look we may get neither.

Comment by trueblood on 05-26-2018

I think Canello has made enough money off his fans.. Go 50 50 . I will never be a fan of this Prim.A Donna........He won't fight Jacobs or Charlo.. He'll fight Spike...Because he was mentioned by GGG....GGG did not use…

Comment by BO$$NELO on 05-26-2018

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;18806075]Canelo is willing to fight Golovkin PEDless. He has signed up for year round VADA testing and he is asking for the GGG fight. He's not the one who is torpedoing the rematch.[/QUOTE] Dont try to make too much sense.…

Comment by trueblood on 05-26-2018

I knew this ***** would stick it... he'll look for the weakest probably SPIKE.. & IRISHMAN! Big Irish Crowd.. Makes sense for the ***** boys.. GGG fight these other Creeps... Look I would bet they will forthe Irish or the…

Comment by Idunnoshet on 05-26-2018

[QUOTE=animelive;18806560]I don't buy PPVs and I doubt I ever will. I'm against the US ppv model. Boxing is for the masses and it should stay that way. As a student of economics, it does not make sense to me. However,…

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