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WBC Prez in High Spirits: Canelo-GGG Rematch Can Be a Classic!

By Miguel Rivera

The president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaiman, is in very high spirits, because he expects a "boxing classic" when Canelo Alvarez challenges IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) in their highly anticipated rematch.

A few days ago, a deal was finalized for September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

After weeks of tense negotiations, where the fight fell apart at least three times, a deal was reached between both sides.

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They first collided in September of 2017, at the same Las Vegas venue, and the contest ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.

A rematch was scheduled for May 5th, and then fell apart when Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol. 

When their negotiations fell apart, Sulaiman was pushing hard for Canelo and Golovkin to reach an agreement.

"We have to celebrate the fact that an agreement was reached. I am sure that all the conflicts, as you say, are already in the past and now we have to concentrate on what is really worthwhile - which is the fight," said Sulaiman to ESPN Deportes.

"This second fight has everything to become a boxing classic, because we are talking about two fighters of the highest level of technical quality and popularity. The first fight was sensational, it was close and now that they have met and already measured each other in the ring, they will have the opportunity to adjust and do what is necessary to win."

"I'm sure it's going to be a great fight as expected, and if it's a huge fight - then the opportunity opens up for a third."

Finally, Sulaiman celebrated that all of the parties involved had the patience to reach an agreement despite all of the existing pressure.

"We live in a different world, in which the social networks play an important role on a daily basis and that causes athletes and promoters to constantly be in the media and feel pressure. That, sometimes, distorts the possibility of making decisions in a timely manner."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by larryxxx.. on 06-18-2018

Yea I bet he is............

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;18872094]Remember this fight can RUIN either fighter if by a wicked shot happens early and an assault continues until the one hurt in on the floor with no hope. Remember Gomez vs Sanchez! Barrera Vs The RAT: he never fought…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=Smash;18871479]i think it will be similar to the first but canelo will get the nod, out with the old and in with the new and all that[/QUOTE] this ^^

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;18871324][B]you need a job or a girl[/B] in your life. Clearly you've hit rock bottom. Only an unemployed virgin has the time or desire to do what you do.[/QUOTE] nah, I want to get rid of both ;)

Comment by vitali1999 on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=boxinggod101;18871621]Was the first fight boring to you?[/QUOTE] It was disappointing cause Canela said she would fight and instead pulled a sprayweather. Back peddled at the end of every round. It wasn't action packed enough for me to order the rematch.

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