Loeffler: Canelo Landed Best Shot on Golovkin - It Did Nothing!

By Miguel Rivera

Tom Loeffler, the promoter of IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin, is not worried about his fighter's ability to handle the punching power of Canelo Alvarez.

The rematch between Canelo and Golovkin takes place on September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The contest will be Canelo's first bout in a year.

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The first contest, which took place in September 2017, ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.

For the rematch, Canelo has promised to score a knockout.

Loeffler is not concerned. He believes his boxer can take any punch that Canelo is capable of landing.

"Golovkin has one of the best chins, maybe the best chin in boxing. Canelo hit him with a big uppercut, Gennady took a step back and then went forward and gave two [in return], and that's what affected Canelo mentally. He landed his best punch and it did nothing, what else can he do?," said Loeffler to the Los Angeles Times.

The negotiations for the rematch were long and quite tense.

Loeffler admits that at one point he thought the rematch would fall apart.

"There was at least an hour after the deadline where I thought it would not happen. I called Tecate, HBO, MGM and all our partners to tell them it was not going to happen," Loeffler said. "But in the end in five minutes everything was solved."

Canelo vs. Golovkin was scheduled to initially take place during Cinco De Mayo weekend on May 5th. The Mexican star was eventually forced to withdraw from the bout, after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol. Then Canelo was cracked with a six month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The NSAC's ban will conclude on August 17th.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-13-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Scene;19014904]And yet he still won at LEAST 8 rounds to 4. AT LEAST....[/QUOTE] in who's world ? :lol1: in 5 of those rounds, [B]ALL[/B] 3 judges scored those rounds for Canelo [B][SIZE="4"]ALL[/SIZE][/B] of them :lol1:

Comment by abracada on 08-12-2018

[QUOTE=Bjl12;19012254][MENTION=12998453]BLASTER1[/MENTION] and [MENTION=12995940]Commie[/MENTION] are Gennnady fans so, naturally, they are also probably Muslim Again theres nothing wrong with being Muslim but let's call a spade a spade...[/QUOTE] Wtf ????????!!

Comment by jas on 08-12-2018

The best shot is always the one opponent doesnt see coming Ggg saw the big right hand from nelo coming

Comment by TonyGe on 08-12-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19015042]That's why I have him P4P #3. I don't hate GGG I just hate 95% of his obnoxious fans that always have to put other boxers down to build him up... Don't need any of that nonsense. My Current P4P…

Comment by mcdonalds on 08-12-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;19015807]It's hard for me to prove anything to someone that doesn't want to see his idol as having flaws.[/QUOTE] It's time to SHOW AND PROVE. :rofl: Cmon dont be scared!!!

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