With a deadline of 12pm PST for Gennady Golovkin‘s camp to accept an Golden Boy Promotions offer that would give Canelo Alvarez the 57.5/42.5 split, both sides couldn’t come to an agreement. Oscar De La Hoya had already put out the word to ESPN that there was no fight and it was “100 percent over.” Then in a mater of minutes, news broke that the fight was still on.
Both sides came up with a Hail Mary idea to make the rematch happen at all costs, because neither camp wanted to lose out on that purse.
Canelo vs. GGG 2 will now go down on September 15 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
De La Hoya took to Twitter to announce the news by saying, “I’m happy to inform that we have a fight September 15!!!! #CaneloGGG2.”
Although terms for the fight have not been disclosed as of yet, we can only assume Canelo is taking less of the share than previously negotiated and proposed by Golden Boy in a desperate attempt to green light the fight.
Understandably so, it is his fault the original fight didn’t happen after failing two drug tests for performance-enhancing drugs and subsequently suspended for six months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The last fight between these two ended in disappointing fashion, so we’re hoping that the sequel turns out with an actual winner.