Tom loefller, promoter of Gennady Golovkin, revealed that in 2022 they will seek to close the trilogy against Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
“If you ask us why there has not been a third fight, it is not on the side of GGG“, said Loefller to KO Artists Sports. “There was a very brief moment when it seemed like I wasn’t going to fight with Caleb Plant and we could have closed it. But the possibility was really very short-lived. Hopefully we can have that trilogy that they hope for next year ”.
The promoter recalled that it was very difficult for them to negotiate with the Team Canelo for the first two fights and that even Saul decided at the time to vacate the belt so as not to fight against GGG.
“It was very difficult to do those two fights with Canelo”, He pointed. “If you recall, he still holds the record for being the only Mexican champion to vacate a belt from the CMB. Even when the tip put to GGG as a mandatory challenger, he said it was not his time to fight yet. “
Nevertheless, Loefller said that the negotiation was easier when HBO saw the potential in pay-per-view between Canelo and Golovkin.
“When he was no longer a mandatory challenger, that made it even more difficult,” he said. “But in the end we find a way because HBO knew that earning a pay-per-view of Canelo with GGG it was going to be huge. “
Regarding the trilogy, the promoter confessed that the original plan was to carry it out in September 2019, when the Mexican signed with DAZN.
“He was supposed to fight with Canelo when they were with DAZN, but that did not happen in September 2019, time passed and he accepted other fights “, he mentioned Tom. “Now if he comes back in December it would be a good fight to announce later.”
Alvarez and Golovkin They fought twice between 2017 and 2018 with a draw and a win for the Mexican.
Currently Canelo fights at 168 pounds, a division up top he’s in Golovkin.
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Loeffler revealed that there is great excitement in the team for the return of the Kazakh.
“It is here in The Angels and he is looking at the possibility of returning to the course at the end of the year, “he said. “Nothing is closed yet. Every time he goes up to fight we know that there is great emotion and we are happy to finally reduce that wait ”.