Mauricio Sulaimán, President of the World Council of Boxing (WBC), warned today that the middleweight world champion, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan and Saúl Álvarez of Mexico will be at great risk in their rematch on September 15 in Las Vegas.
“They play a lot, it is a fight where both their future is at stake because the eyes of the world will be there on the 15th and the winner will be the best boxer of the moment in the world in all divisions; the winner will receive the highest recognition, “Sulaimán said at a press conference in Mexico City.
Golovkin (38-1-0, 34 knockout) and ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (49-2-1, 34 knockout) tied in their first fight on September 9 of last year in Las Vegas.
The rematch originally scheduled to take place on May 5 was canceled because Álvarez was suspended for six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission for testing positive for clenbuterol in an anti-doping test.
“Win or lose ‘El Canelo’ is free from any questioning of doping and if he wins the fight it will be on his own merit,” said the WBC leader.
On April 15 they will finally meet again and Golovkin will expose his universal scepters in the 160 pounds of the International Federation of Boxing, the World Organization for Boxing and the World Council of Boxing.
Sulaiman pointed out that it will be a close and complicated fight and the style, preparation, strategy and execution will be the keys to define the winner.
The head of the WBC, who reappeared in public after recovering from an illness, indicated that the temperature and spirits increased for this second half.
“They have already measured, they got deep, they know what they have to do, there is much more pique than in the first fight,” he pointed out.
For such an event, considered the fight of the year in the boxing The WBC will also award a special award to the winner of the contest, the “Chiapas Adolfo López Mateos” belt, made with cotton and amber threads by Mexican artisans.
The presentation of the commemorative scepter in white, which symbolizes the armor of the ancient Mayan warriors, took place this Thursday at the facilities of the Mexican area company Interjet, which endorsed its support for the boxing in Mexico. EFE