Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin didn’t fight on May 5th. And if recent reports are true, they’re not going to fight ever again. While both Oscar De La Hoya (Canelo’s promoter) and Tom Loeffler (GGG’s promoter) were willing to compromise, there was one catch. Golovkin just wanted parity, a 50-50 split between the two competitors. But that’s not going to happen. And per ESPN’s Dan Rafael, De La Hoya says that’s not happening.
“He’s stubborn and wanting 50-50, and it’s not going to happen. The Canelo train has left the station.”
‘Stubborn’ is on add choice of words, considering Golovkin isn’t coming off a suspension for a positive test. Canelo is. But hey, promoters are going to promote. De La Hoya is just doing his job. That said, GGG has absolutely nothing to prove — especially to a cheater. At 36 years old, he’s 38-0-1. His only blemish happens to be a split-decision draw with Canelo back in September 2017. 34 fights have gone his way via knockout.
Meanwhile, Álvarez holds a career record of 49-1-2. His only loss? Floyd Mayweather, of course — back in September of 2013. That’s a lot of fights for someone who’s only 27 years old. And while there’s plenty more to come in his future, one thing is likely: GGG II won’t be one of them.