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GGG-Canelo rematch hits a dead end: 'The Canelo train has left the station'

Golden Boy Promotions boss Oscar De La Hoya said that Golovkin was unwilling to come off his demand for a 50/50 split for the rematch.


Kahron Spearman


The anticipated rematch between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, scheduled for Sept. 15 won't happen, reports ESPN. 

 

Golden Boy Promotions boss Oscar De La Hoya said that Golovkin was unwilling to come off his demand for a 50/50 split for the rematch - although his promoter, Tom Loeffler, was apparently willing to negotiate.

 

He said, "the Canelo train has left the station."

He's stubborn and wanting 50-50 and it's not going to happen.

Oscar de la Hoya
Promoter, Golden Boy

With this news, de la Hoya says Alvarez is moving on and may fight Daniel Jacobs.

 

"So there's a deal on the table for Daniel Jacobs to fight Sept. 15 against Canelo," De La Hoya said. "Eddie loves the idea. He loves the fight. Daniel Jacobs loves the fight, and we love the fight as well. So we're just moving forward and making sure that Canelo has the toughest dance partner possible for Sept. 15."

"If that's the case, that's the case," said Abel Sanchez, Golovkin's trainer, regarding Alvarez's potential fight with Jacobs. But he says Golovkin is through with taking less, and wants respect. 

 

"Gennady has made it perfectly clear what he wants," after the fighter accepted less than 40% of the purse when he fought the Mexican to a draw back in September.

 

"Canelo has a chance to rectify everything in one fight. He couldve fixed it by beating Golovkin," said Sanchez. "Now this will hang over his head for who knows how long. It will be discussed how he ran away from Golovkin."

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