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Golovkin willing to take 55-45 split for rematch with Canelo

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Gennady Golovkin has backed off of his 50-50 demands.

Gennady Golovkin v Vanes Martirosyan Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Whether or not it gets everyone back at the table remains to be seen, but after Golden Boy’s Oscar De La Hoya declared Canelo-GGG II negotiations dead, Gennady Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler told ESPN that GGG has had a “change of heart” about his contract demands.

“Gennady has agreed to come off his 50-50 demand. Gennady wants the rematch with Canelo regardless of what Oscar says. He always wanted the fight with Canelo. He will come down to 55-45, which makes Canelo the A side. It will be Canelo making 55 percent in a rematch against GGG, which will be much bigger than the first fight was for sure. The rematch with GGG is his biggest fight by far and Gennady’s biggest fight. That’s the fight we want.”

Will 55-45 be enough to get Golden Boy back in talks? Maybe. De La Hoya has reportedly turned his attention to securing a fight for Canelo against Daniel Jacobs for September, but the Golovkin rematch is a lot bigger.

This news also comes after the announcement that the IBF has stripped Golovkin of their middleweight title.

Does this give you any more hope that we’ll see the Canelo-GGG rematch in September as previously anticipated, or do you think Golden Boy might turn this down, too?