WORLD Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman said the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin middleweight showdown is “a classic fight, three years in the making.”
However, should the two-week period of free negotiations between the camps of Alvarez and Golovkin fail to result in an agreement, Sulaiman announced it would lead to a purse offer for them at the World Boxing Council Offices in Mexico City on May 24.
At the World Boxing Council weekly press, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said: “You never know what can happen. But it has all the elements to be an absolute and an instant classic.”
Concerning the notion of fear, Mauricio dismisses it, because “ both men are seasoned fighters, champions and power punchers in their own right. 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.”
And Sulaiman feels it won’t be “losers weepers,” if the fight is competitively close.
He explained: “If it’s a really good fight, even the loser will win, with opportunities for the future.”
But could a fight like this go the distance?
Sulaiman agrees: “It’s unlikely. I’ve seen both of them fight and they are of the highest quality. It’s ready, it’s time. It’s cooking!”