Gennady Golovkin Should not Accept the Offer to Fight Canelo Alvarez

Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook fight in London, September 2016. Photo by Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (5895591bp)

Golden Boy Promotion’s Oscar De La Hoya is threatening that Canelo Alvarez will not fight against GGG on September 15th.

De La Hoya has suggested that the Mexican could end up fighting against Spike O’Sullivan rather than Golovkin.

A fight against O’Sullivan would likely struggle to sell more than 250,000 views and should be an easy win for Canelo. On the other hand, a fight between Canelo and GGG would easily attract more than 1.5 million viewers due to the fact that both fighters are considered to be the best of this generation.

Last September, the two fighters fought to a controversial draw which sold 1.3 million buyouts. The two were meant to have a rematch on May 5th, however, Canelo had to pull out after he tested positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol.

The fight was supposed to be split 65-35 in Canelo’s favor.

Golovkin should not be accepting anything less than 50-50. He is a respected fighter and Canelo was the reason why the first fight did not go ahead so he should be the person who makes a sacrifice.