Loeffler to make BIG announcement during Cotto-Ali: Is it Canelo-GGG 2 or SuperFly2
By Sean Jones: Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler says he’s going to be making a BIG announcement tonight on HBO’s Boxing card headlined by Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali. The speculation is running high that Loeffler could announce the rematch between Golovkin and Golden Boy Promotions money fighter Saul Canelo Alvarez OR SuperFly2. Loeffler isn’t ready to give any hints at this time.
”Announcement coming tonight on HBO Boxing tonight’s Cotto-Ali Show,” said Loeffler on his social media site.
While there’s a lot of interest in the SuperFly2 card from boxing fans, there’s much more interest in the Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 rematch. Hopefully, Loeffler is going to be making announcement on that fight rather than SuperFly2. Fans want to see the rematch between Canelo and Golovkin due to the controversy surrounding their previous fight last September. Canelo was out-boxed badly by Golovkin, and yet the judges scored it as a draw.
If it is an announcement by Loeffler about the Canelo vs. GGG rematch, then he’ll be jumping in front of Golden Boy in letting the cat out of the bag about the second fight. You would think that Golden Boy Promotions head honcho Oscar De La Hoya would want to be the one that reveals the news about the Canelo-Golovkin 2 fight. After all, it would be Golden Boy’s card. Loeffler would be stealing Golden Boy’s thunder by letting the boxing world know about the Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 rematch.
It’s thought that Golden Boy will wait until after the December 16 fight between WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux before they make a decision on picking Canelo’s opponent for May 5 on Cinco de Mayo weekend. After all, Canelo and Golden Boy can use the Saunders-Lemieux winner as leverage to get Golovkin to accept a smaller cut of the revenue. Golden Boy can tell Loeffler and Golovkin that they either accept their offer or else they’ll take the Saunders vs. Lemieux winner for their May 5 fight for Canelo. It would be a crafty move on Golden Boy’s part to use Saunders or Lemieux as leverage to get a better deal for GGG fight, but it’s predictable. Golovkin would have to take whatever is offered to him by Golden Boy if he wanted to fight Canelo on May 5. That’s the whole negative about the judges scoring the previous Canelo-Golovkin fight a 12 round draw instead of a win for Golovkin.
Had the judges given Golovkin the win, he’d be in a great position to get an increase in pay for the rematch against Canelo. But with the judges scoring it a draw, Golden Boy can offer the same deal as last time, with Canelo getting an even better deal than he arguably deserves given how poorly he fought. In hindsight, Loeffler should have rejected fighting Canelo in Las Vegas, because that’s where the Golden Boy star had fought many ties in the past. Canelo has brought huge money to the city of Las Vegas. Golovkin had never fought there before. It was a blunder on Loeffler’s part in agreeing to that.