Early discussions have taken place between Golden Boy Promotions and Gennady Golovkin’s representatives for a third fight between GGG and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Thoughts of a third fight had diminshed after Canelo signed with DAZN last year in a record deal however GGG is now available to sign with a new promoter after HBO decided to no longer cover boxing.
The Sun newspaper said today in an article that GGG has also now signed with DAZN, this has still to be confirmed.
Speaking with ESPN Houston, Golden Boy Promotions supremo said, “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 a third time.
“Cinco de Mayo is the biggest weekend 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,” De La Hoya said.
De La Hoya added, “A lot of pride is at stake, Canelo’s a proud fighter, therefore he fights the very best all the time.”
The fight between the pair last year was considered one of the best of the year, in a fight many thought was more likely a draw than the controversial drawn first bout.
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