WBC Prez Urges Golovkin To Accept Canelo's Terms

By Miguel Rivera

The president of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaiman, is urging Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) to reconsider his position with respect to the negotiations for a rematch with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs).

The two sides were negotiating the terms for a planned rematch on September 15th in Las Vegas.

But last week the negotiations fell apart, because the two sides are unable to agree on the financial terms.


According to Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, Canelo is holding firm on a financial split of 65-35. Golovkin is looking for something that is more lucrative, an even 50-50 split.

Canelo, and his promoter Golden Boy Promotions, are holding their position strongly - because in their view Golovkin had agreed to a 65-35 split for the planned rematch date of May 5th.

The May date fell apart when Canelo tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol back in February.

Because of the positive tests, Canelo was forced to withdraw from the rematch and he was hit with a six month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Golovkin, who holds the WBC, IBF, IBO, WBA middleweight titles, feels strongly that because Canelo's testing issues had caused the May event to fall apart - he's now entitled to a higher split.

Sulaiman is not in favor of Golovkin's stance. He wants his middleweight champion to accepts the terms and make the rematch happen.

"What happened is that Golovkin is asking for the modification of an agreement that they agreed upon to fight each other in May. I do not know what amounts [they agreed to], but my feeling is that he is sacrificing pounds for a few cents," said Sulaiman to ESPN Deportes.

"If your interest is to show that you are the best, that you are the champion and will beat Canelo, you have everything ready to sign [the contract] and get into the ring on September 15... that would be the recommendation that I would give to him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by trueblood on 05-31-2018

I dis-like haters......Seems silly..If you love boxing.. Explain yourself...Look...The Germans Stole the prime of GGG Boxing ...Well got ugly...People punching Refs.... People..Clearly throwing a knockout Sunday punch..& getting a win for it. Look...GGG brought some Excitement...I think myself.. After PUNKY…

Comment by BoxngLove on 05-30-2018

Canelo loses the GGG fight, gets a gift draw, fails 2 pee tests, and still wants the lions share? Ok, I'm just checking back in. But it seems the scum-lords of boxing are still running the show. Canelo will finish…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-30-2018

[QUOTE][B]WBC Prez: If No Canelo - Then Golovkin Has To Face Charlo[/B] [url][/url][/QUOTE] the door to bumsville, has been officially closed lol aboutfkntime

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-30-2018

to force Golovkin get off his fat entitled ass, and to force Golovkin to step fighting bums and face Canelo..... did Sulaiman just threaten Golovkin with Charlo? [B]WBC Prez: If No Canelo - Then Golovkin Has To Face Charlo[/B] [url][/url]…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-30-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Scene;18817035]Even [B]mentioning Vanes again[/B] shows the stupidity here.[/QUOTE] no..... mentioning him the first time was the only show of stupidity

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