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Fans waited a longggg time for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight; by the time it finally happened they were both past their primes and it was lackluster to say the least.  Cannel Alvarez v. Gennady Golovkin aka ‘Triple G’, is the latest fight fans are clamoring to see but it appears this one might yield the same result.

Eric Gomez, vice president of Golden Boy Promotions, which promotes Alvarez, and Tom Loeffler, managing director of K2 Promotions, Golovkin’s promoter, met Monday at Golden Boy’s office in Los Angeles and agreed to put off the fight until fall 2017.

Golovkin and his team wanted the fight to happen this past May, when it didn’t happen then, they pushed for September 17, which is Alvarez’s next fight date but Canelo’s team declined to make it happen this year.

Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs), who has made 16 consecutive title defenses and scored 22 knockouts in a row, owned two major sanctioning organization titles but also held the interim title of another organization, which made him the mandatory challenger for Alvarez’s belt. They agreed to each fight interim bouts this past spring with the idea they would fight this fall. But after Golovkin, 34, knocked out Dominic Wade in the second round on April 23, and Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs), 25, drilled Amir Khan in the sixth round on May 7, Alvarez vacated his belt to Triple G thus avoiding the deadline to make the mandatory fight with Golovkin.

The sides still continued negotiations to make the fight but, Golden Boy and Alvarez preferred to put off the fight for two reasons: to make it commercially bigger, and to give Alvarez a chance to build himself up to the middleweight limit of 160 pounds so he can have at least one fight at that weight before facing Golovkin.  Triple G and his team begrudgingly agreed.

Triple G is significantly older and undefeated, it seems to me they’re waiting for him to lose a fight and lose a step

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source: ESPN