The matchup which has been involved in two of the best boxing showdowns in the recent years is apparently getting a trilogy fight to nail down the first two controversial results.
After Golden Boy’s Oscar De Hoya revealed a discussion between the two, the third fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is apparently transpiring in May. The pair’s first match ended in a draw while the second square off favoured the Mexican contender.
Canelo is coming off a swift WBA “regular” super middleweight title win against Rocky Fielding in December. T
After his quick work of Fielding and his phenomenal bouts vs GGG, the Mexican champ is starting to become the most marketable boxer in the world. However, a recent report revealed that the Alvarez-Fielding fight had a disappointing outing in viewers subscription.
GGG, on the other hand, hasn’t fought since losing to Alvarez in September last year. After his previous ‘controversial’ fights against Canelo, many fans believe that his true record should now be 40-0 with 34 knockouts instead of the tainted 38-1-1.
The thirst for the third showdown has been up since the second one took place. A lot of fans want to see two of the world’s best pound for pound fighters to enter the ring for a trilogy match.
Cinco De Mayo
In an interview with ESPN Houston, De La Hoya has admitted that the third match between Canelo and GGG has been in talks for a possible May event.
“Canelo Alvarez is fighting two to three times this year, and fighting the very best. Last night, I had preliminary talks with Golovkin’s people. So we threw it out there about fighting for the third time.
“Cinco de Mayo is the biggest week in boxing in Las Vegas. So we’re starting talks. Canelo is open to anything. Canelo is a fighter who wants to fight anybody to be great, and so a third fight is a possibility.
“We’re starting discussions, and we’ll see where it leads from there.”
The first two bouts between Canelo and GGG were circled with controversies. Despite the fighters’ impressive performances, an issue stemming from Canelo’s six-month ban for a doping violation cast doubts on the results.
Canelo caused GGG’s first and only professional loss to date in their second match in 2018. However, judges’ scoring on both fights has been hugely questioned, considering that they were held in Canelo’s soil in Las Vegas.
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