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Canelo-Golovkin Still Weeks Away from Venue Decision


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According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, the venue for the Middleweight championship fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is probably a few weeks away from being decided.

The anticipated fight, which will take place on September 16, 2017, will be presented by HBO pay-per-view in the U.S.

According to Rafael, who spoke with Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez, there are several venues that have shown interest in hosting the fight.

The AT&T stadium in Arlington Texas, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California and Madison Square Garden in New York are all candidates who are vying for the chance to host what will be the biggest fight of the year.

Given all the qualified candidates, it’s no surprise that it will take some time for Golden Boy to decide.

Though the venue is still unknown, what is known is that the fight will be at 160 pounds and that most of the Middleweight titles will be at stake.

The IBF title may or may not be at stake, depending on whether or not Alvarez decides to weigh in the morning of the fight, an IBF stipulation that Danny Jacobs notoriously rejected in his fight against Golovkin.

Another title that might not be at stake is the WBC title, the organization that Alvarez has had a contentious relationship with after accusing Alvarez of avoiding Golovkin.

Evidently, this was the reason why Alvarez rejected the WBC “Huichol” belt, which the WBC created to award to the winner of the pay-per-view fight between Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., which Alvarez won via an embarrassing 12-round decision.

As the weeks progress, we will have more news. But for now, where would you like the fight to be held?

Should Golden Boy Promotions hold the fight in a huge stadium? Or should they seek the more lucrative path and host the fight in Vegas?

Let us know in the comment section below.


Gabe Rivas has written for Round By Round Boxing since July of 2013. He studies Literature and Philosophy, tutors English, and teaches Boxing. Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @GabeRivas03.