Negotiations for the Canelo Alvarez-Gennadiy Golovkin trilogy match are not going terribly smoothly. Sports Illustrated reports that the two have “hit some roadblocks,” primarily over the question of location, and Golden Boy wants a resolution by Friday before they “start to look at other opponents.”
After two razor-close fights in Las Vegas that Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KO) is adamant that he won, he is “adamant” about not fighting there a third time, preferring “New York or Texas.” “GGG” has fought thrice at Madison Square Garden, including his knockout of Steve Rolls earlier this month.
Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KO), unsurprisingly, prefers Vegas, home of 12 of his bouts including four of his last five.
If things do fall through, both have another significant option: WBO champ Demetrius Andrade, who defends his belt against Maciej Sulecki next week. Golokvin is ranked #1 by the sanctioning body, while Alvarez could claim precedence by virtue of it being a full unification. As SI mentions, there’s also Callum Smith, who’s been vocal about wanting a piece of Canelo.
It would be quite silly for Golovkin to sign with DAZN and not get the fight that prompted it, but it would be a delightfully “boxing” thing to happen, wouldn’t it?