The promoter of Saul Alvarez (52-1-2) – Oscar de la Hoya announced that the final chapter of the rivalry between his boxer and former unified world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will take place next year.
Mexico’s legend who turned Canelo into a global boxing superstar believes that a third fight between the pair is a must. Alvarez and Golovkin faced each other for the first time in 2017 when the judges scored one of the most controversial draws ever. Then, a year later, the Mexican got the W after the ringside guy gave him the win via MD.
It’s good news that both boxers have contracts with DAZN, but the biggest thing is that boxing fans are demanding for the fight to happen. When asked if there is a chance for a third clash between the two, “Golden Boy Promotions” President said the following:
“Well, he (Golovkin) will be one of the opponents for next year,” De La Hoya told DAZN’s Chris Mannix during Saturday’s broadcast of the Jaime Munguia-Patrick Allotey card. “He has to be. Obviously, people want to see it. The world wants to see it, and Golovkin deserves it.”
It all sounds good on paper, but in order for the fight to take place, both guys must beat their next opponents. On October 5 GGG will face Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF world middleweight title. Canelo, on the other hand, is moving up two weight classes for his November 2 clash with WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev.