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Gennady Golovkin says he's 'unsure' Canelo Alvarez rematch will happen

Golovkin's most significant issue with Alvarez is the Mexican boxer isn't enrolled in a testing program that Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya claimed his fighter would participate in — through a proposed rematch in September.


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Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), who's a heavy favorite in his May 5 fight with replacement Vanes Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs), doesn't appear confident a fight with Canelo Alvarez will ever happen, according to ESPN.

 

His most significant issue with Alvarez is the Mexican boxer isn't enrolled in a testing program that Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya claimed his fighter would participate in through a proposed rematch in September.

He's not being tested, and that tells a lot. I'm clean. I don't have any problems. I feel comfortable answering those questions. They keep saying things like nothing happened.

According to an underreported earlier story from multiple media outlets, making the Alvarez rematch even less likely is news that the IBF has already granted Golovkin an exception to his mandatory defense to face Martirosyan. 

 

However, it comes with a critical stipulation: if he wins, he must fight the sanctioning body's number one contender Sergey Derevyanchenko, if he wants to keep the IBF belt.

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