Loeffler Will Speak To Golovkin About Charlo Fight

By Miguel Rivera

As previously reported, the World Boxing Council will allow their middleweight champion, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, to make a voluntary defense of the title.

And they also ordered a final middleweight eliminator between WBC interim-champion Jermall Charlo and once-beaten Gennady Golovkin.

Canelo will have to fight the Charlo vs. Golovkin winner.


Charlo and Golovkin were both pushing for direct fights with Canelo, who wanted a voluntary defense - and WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman saw this scenario as the best solution for everyone.

"We have the requests of GGG and the interim champion to face the champion. I spoke with Oscar De La Hoya (promoter of Canelo) and his request is to allow Canelo to make a voluntary defense," said Sulaiman to ESPN Deportes.

"I would like to ask the governing board to order Charlo and Golovkin to fight, Canelo will make a voluntary and then go with the winner of Golovkin and Charlo."

Last month at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Canelo captured the WBC, WBA middleweight crowns with a twelve round majority decision over Golovkin.

Tom Loeffler, promoter for Golovkin, indicates that his boxer wanted a direct rematch with Canelo.

Golovkin feels strongly that he beat Canelo in September 2017, when they fought to a controversial twelve round split draw. And he also believes that he did enough to win in their exciting rematch.

He will meet with Golovkin shortly to discuss the new developments, with facing Charlo to earn a Canelo trilogy.

"Gennady wanted the direct fight with Canelo, we feel that the third fight will be even better than the other two," said Loeffler. "We believe that what happened outside the ring (with the judges' cards) does not correspond with what happened inside, but let's talk about it. Gennady is resting with his family but we will see him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=Real King Kong;19168932]Like I said, the wbc giving an extension is different than basically revoking mandatory status. That's what they're doing...if charlo loses, he's at the back of the line. From purely a fans perspective, it's a good fight and…

Comment by The3 on 10-05-2018

GGG doesn't have to fight Charlo to get the 3rd fight his going to get it , Oscar and Canelo both know Canelo/GGG 3 buyrated is better then Chalor - Canelo-Khan fight draws 'around' 600K PPV buys - Alvarez-Liam fight…

Comment by genrick on 10-05-2018

Any word from Charlo yet? Is he interested or what?

Comment by mathed on 10-05-2018

[QUOTE=mrlopez;19163132]Damn bobby, you love that ginger juice(er) so bad, dont ya? And he was stripped after fighting vanes, menso. At least get your timeline straight.[/QUOTE] LMAO....that tool has that ginger dong on that brain 24/7. :rofl: [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by Real King Kong on 10-05-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19168326]Why do you care SO MUCH when we as fans get to see a bang for our bucks with Jermall/TripleL? [B]Jermall vs golovkin![/B][/QUOTE] Explaining a simple fact and "caring" are different things altogether. I just posted a basic truth about…

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