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Golovkin Promoter: Canelo Rematch Bigger Than Wilder-Joshua

Tom Loeffler, promoter for IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, feels very strongly that his fighter's upcoming rematch with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is the biggest fight in the sport.

Last week, the two sides finalized a deal to stage the rematch on September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Another major fight in the works - is the heavyweight unification between undefeated punchers Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua - with the WBA, WBC, WBO, IBO, IBF world titles at stake.

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While some would argue that Joshua-Wilder is the biggest fight in the sport - Loeffler disagrees, and he explains why the Canelo-Golovkin rematch is sitting in the top seat.

"Well, I think the bigger fight is the one that's actually happening. We've announced it for September 15th, Mexican Independence Day," Loeffler told SiriusXM Boxing.

"When you look at the fanbase that Canelo brings to the table, he's a proven pay-per-view star, sells out a lot of tickets. Triple G brings his fanbase, he sold out Madison Square Garden in New York, he sold out the O2 Arena in London, he sold out the Forum in Los Angeles, the Stubhub in LA, the T-Mobile in Las Vegas. So when you put those two fanbases together, I would have to go with Triple G and Canelo [as the bigger fight] just because of the international flavor of that fight and the strong fanbases that both guys bring to the table.

"When you have a heavyweight championship fight, with working with the Klitschko brothers for so long and doing so many championship fights, whenever you do a heavyweight championship fights it brings a little bit of extra flare - but these guys [Canelo and Golovkin] .. it really feels like the biggest fight in the sport of boxing right now... especially since its really happening on September 15."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Blond Beast on 06-22-2018

Wilder v AJ much bigger. Hope it’s as sloppy, falsely commentated, and ends up being as overrated as Hearns v Hagler. GGG v Nelo is fight of the millennium part 3. Underwhelming.

Comment by Laligalaliga on 06-22-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18872377]I see what your doing there.......Well Aj, hearns & Aj fans are scared of D.Wilder so it shows a lot....[/QUOTE] Aren't you stupid when you say a soldier is afraid of war. A soldier with so many accolades (belts). You…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 06-22-2018

no matter the language, the answer is yes

Comment by bluebeam on 06-21-2018

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;18876715]... but it's HW, doe!... ... but Adalaide Byrd... how did she look?...[/QUOTE] she looked blind

Comment by MDPopescu on 06-20-2018

[QUOTE=Leonis;18874670]windmill vs robot best fight ever!!!!!!![/QUOTE] ... but it's HW, doe!... [QUOTE=bluebeam;18876706]i paid ppv to watch the fight. ggg looked scared and canelo looked tired[/QUOTE] ... but Adalaide Byrd... how did she look?...

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