Gennay Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez have been aiming for a rematch against each other ever since their highly controversial draw from 2017. The two pugilists were initially set to throw down on Cinco De Mayo of this year, but Alvarez was suspended for failed drug tests.
Tom Loeffler, promoter to Golovkin, has since come forward to reveal that “GGG” is looking for a much larger cut if any rematch is now to be had. Speaking to LA Daily News, the promoter said:
“All Gennady came back with is that, ‘I just want a fair split, I want a 50-50 split. I’m the champion.’ We made a lot of concessions for the first fight, was a very low percentage for Gennady. We made a lot of concessions for the rematch after Gennady proved his value.
“But Canelo, for whatever reason, was insisting on still having a huge advantage. … It was 65-35 percent for the rematch and Gennady thinks that’s just not fair. Taking 35 percent as the champion is just not fair.”
Speaking to Ring Magazine, Oscar De La Hoya offered a few words on the matter.
“It’s clear to us that Golovkin doesn’t want to fight Canelo. It’s clear to us that after all the demands that they made, after Canelo having to do the hair follicle test, having to enroll in VADA, having to be tested by the Nevada State Athletic Commission randomly even before he was enrolled in VADA, it’s clear that GGG is afraid.
“So we’re going to move on and I’m going to start making phone calls to (Daniel Jacobs’) people, to (Billy Joe) Saunders’ people, start making calls to (Jermall) Charlo and (Spike) O’Sullivan.”