One of the biggest fight -- Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez -- is expected to come to fruition as the World Boxing Council wants the two camps to reach to an agreement within 15 days. Reportedly, talks have already started for the mega bout to take shape.
Golovkin is one of the best middleweight boxers at present, but has somehow not been able to fight against some of the biggest names in world boxing. The bout against Alvarez will be the biggest of his career so far. The Kazakh boxer is desperate to fight Alvarez and show his class.
Alvarez, after defeating Amir Khan for the WBC middleweight title on Saturday, also has shown interest in the fight. Though Alvarez has fought boxers like Khan and Floyd Mayweather, Golovkin could be another name added on that list of high-profile opponents.
Initially, there were doubts over Alvarez's involvement in the fight, mainly in social media, but the governing body has made it clear that the Mexican will be stripped of his title and handed to Golovkin if he decides against agreeing to a fight.
"People love to talk and that hurts. Social media can get to an awful lot of people. Canelo was very clear saying he wants the fight and right away, so it's a matter of the promoters making it," wbcboxing.com quoted WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman as saying.
However, Alvarez has to fight in the regular 160lbs middleweight division, rather than any catchweight category. Alvarez fought Khan in a 155lbs catchweight. Golvkin 's trainer, Abel Sanchez, is crystal clear that his boxer will not move an ounce in weight to fight Alvarez.
So it seems that the boxers will have a crack at 160lbs, and the fight should not be short of excitement. Both the boxers are top-class pugilists, and have hence earned a huge name for themselves. If Golovkin has knocked out 32 of his 35 opponents, Alvarez has KO'd 33 of his 49 opponents.
"You never know what can happen. But it has all the elements to be an absolute and an instant classic. If it's a really good fight, even the loser will win, with opportunities for the future," Sulaiman said.