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Golden Boy Prez: Golovkin Must Accept 57.5-42.5 By Tomorrow

Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, who guides Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, has lost his patience and he's not willing to waste any further time when it comes to the negotiations for a rematch with IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

Gomez told ESPN that Golovkin now has a firm deadline 12 PM PST 3 PM EST on Wednesday to accept a monetary split of 57.5-42.5 - or else Golden Boy would move forward with finalizing a deal to face Daniel Jacobs on September 15th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“This is final,” Gomez said. “We’ve been through everything. We’ve been through the hoops, the monkey bars, the slides. No more playing games. He has until noon (PT) to accept or walk away. If he walks away, good luck to him.”

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The two boxers fought last September to a controversial twelve round split draw, also at T-Mobile.

They were set to collide in a rematch on May 5th, but the contest fell out after Canelo tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.

Canelo was suspended for a six month period by the Nevada State Athletic Commission - but he'll be cleared to fight by August 17th, and plans to fight on September 15th against Golovkin or Jacobs.

When they made a deal for the May date, the terms were 65-35 in favor of Canelo.

But when the contest fell apart, Golovkin demanded an even split of 50-50 - which caused the negotiations to fall apart.

Eventually, Golovkin backed away from the 50-50 demand and countered back with a split of 55-45 in Canelo's favor.

Now the ball is in Golovkin's court. The rematch is the biggest fight for both boxers, but Canelo will likely make $20-30 million against an alternative opponent like Jacobs - while Golovkin's options would become pretty thin in terms of securing someone who can bring an eight figure payday.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Diego Rodriguez on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=DocGreenThumb.;18861274]I'm predicting over 1.5 million buys this time. Maybe closer to 2 mil.[/QUOTE] I actually was not that excited about the fight in May. But given everything I am more interested. How much, if at all, did PED help Canelo?…

Comment by DocGreenThumb. on 06-14-2018

[I][/I][QUOTE=icha;18859660]the difference between the fanbases is a lot more than 55-45 or 60-40, but again ggg deserves every penny he can squeeze as long as the fight happens...[/QUOTE] Exactly never thought I would agree with you spot on. GGG/Conelo are…

Comment by DocGreenThumb. on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=Diego Rodriguez;18857683]If GGG brings no fans than why is it 1.3MM watched Canelo vs. Golovkin vs. 300K for Canelo vs. Smith? People acting like Golovkin doesn't matter or very little is just silly.[/QUOTE] I'm predicting over 1.5 million buys this…

Comment by icha on 06-13-2018

[QUOTE=BLACK KNOT;18859444]ggg brings his fans as well. clenelo wont make anywhere near as much fighting someone else. he can fight moustache man in texas on regular hbo which nobody really cares about or fight jacobs for very high risk and…

Comment by icha on 06-13-2018

[QUOTE=BLACK KNOT;18859432]now you copping pleas! lol what happened to that a side clenelo does as he pleases tough talk? ggg was supposed to happily accept 65-35 split?[/QUOTE] he did accepted before didnt he ?? canelo fuked up and now ggg…

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