Golovkin vs Alvarez talks reportedly ongoing, GGG will not fight for the rest of 2016

October 19, 2016

It has been quite a disappointing day for boxing fans.

After finding out earlier that Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko‘s December mega fight might not happen, it now turns out that Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs won’t fight this year.

GGG vs Jacobs was supposed to happen December 10th, but there has been a number of issues with getting the deal done, mostly having to do with Jacobs wanting more than the 75/20 purse bid split in favor of Golovkin that is mandated by the WBA.

Unfortunately, according to ESPN, at this point they have not been able to come to an agreement, and don’t want to go to a purse bid.  At this point it’s too late for them to come to an agreement to get a December 10th fight worked out.  Hopefully something will happen next year.

In other Golovkin related news, BoxingScene reports that GGG vs Canelo Alvarez talks are still ongoing, hopefully for sometime around September of next year.

Tom Loeffler of K2 promotions said “I’ve been in contact with Eric Gomez (president of Golden Boy Promotions) and we’re in discussions for a September 2017 date – and hopefully we’re not getting ahead of ourselves – so (Gennady) can fight Danny Jacobs and then we look forward to a fight with Canelo Alvarez.”

So a disappointing day for boxing, but hopefully there are good things on the horizon for 2017, and of course there are still a few great fights in 2016.