More and more, it’s looking like we’re not going to see Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin in that scheduled May 5 rematch.
Following Alvarez failing a pair of drug tests, resulting in a temporary suspension and a coming April 10 hearing with the commission in Nevada, and increasing speculation that the fight will be canceled, ESPN is reporting that MGM Resorts, the host for the fight, are now offering refunds.
“If a fan requests a refund for the Canelo-GGG 2 fight they may receive one, in full, at the original point of purchase,” an MGM Resorts International spokesman told ESPN in an email on Wednesday night.
Alvarez, 27, has tested clean several times since the two failures, and claims the positive tests were due to contaminated meat consumed in Mexico. This is a familiar excuse, and may be one the commission isn’t going to buy.
As crazy as it may still sound, Canelo-GGG II, the biggest fight in boxing right now, is in serious jeopardy, and really may not be happening on May 5.
We’ll learn for sure on April 10, but don’t expect any shortage of speculation until then.