Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin fight not yet a certainty
WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez expectedly came out the winner, scoring a vicious 6th round knockout over Amir Khan over at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Despite the fact that some gave Khan a fighting chance with his speed, the British southpaw did do just that in the early rounds.
Alvarez found Khan a bit tough to handle with his speedy punches but the Mexican brawler was expected to strike at any point with one timely blow. That blow came in the 2:37 mark of the sixth round with Alvarez landing a solid blow to Khan’s suspect glass chin.
Khan went down like a log and somehow proves the belief of many that the Bolton fighter did have a glass chin which cost him the opportunity to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao Jr. last year.
Now the focus has turned on Gennady Golovkin who was on hand to witness the fight. As he did the last time out, Alvarez stressed that he is not the type to shy away from a fight and that he would fight Golovkin right the and there.
The scenario was no different from November when Alvarez won via unanimous decision over Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto. But as everyone knows, there were catches to that claim which is the celebrated “155-lbs catchweight” issue.
The same holds true for Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya who brashly said that he would give Triple G a call in the morning and that the Kazkakh KO artist better be ready to answer the phone.
Obviously the sensational feat is something that could be the reason behind the hyped up claims of both Alvarez and De La Hoya. But the fact remains that there are chinks in the agreement that may not necessarily make the fight official. And that catchweight is at the top of the list.
So while many are once again leaving room for hope as far as seeing the Alvarez vs. Golovkin fight happen, the reality of it all is that it is no more than a publicity stunt.
The only way that people may be led to believe that the fight is happening is if and when Alvarez, De La Hoya and company drop that catchweight clause and hold the fight at its proper full weight which is 160 lbs.