Gennady Golovkin confirms he will STILL defend his world titles on May 5 despite Canelo Alvarez pulling out of rematch

GENNADY GOLOVKIN plans to defend his middleweight world titles on May 5 despite opponent Canelo Alvarez pulling out.

The Kazakh warrior, 35, uploaded a photograph to Twitter displaying himself holding all of the belts, revealing there will be "an announcement quickly".

 Gennady Golovkin is determined not to let his training go to waste and wants to fight on May 5 despite Canelo Alvarez pulling out

Gennady Golovkin is decided to not let his coaching go to waste and needs to battle on May 5 despite Canelo Alvarez pulling out

He additionally confirmed the date – May 5 – will stay the identical and it will even be in Las Vegas.

Earlier tonight SunSport reported how the rematch towards Canelo has been cancelled.

It was revealed that Canelo, 27, examined constructive for the banned substance clenbuterol in two medicine checks, taken on February 17 and February 20.

He claimed it was in consequence of consuming contaminated meat, and since handed two medicine exams forward of the large showdown.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin rematch cancelled following Mexican boxer’s failed medicine checks

 Canelo was scheduled to have a rematch against Gennady Golovkin on May 5 but has now had to withdraw from the fight

Canelo was scheduled to have a rematch towards Gennady Golovkin on May 5 however has now needed to withdraw from the battle

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However that struggle has now been shelved, with the listening to into Canelo's constructive samples scheduled for April 18.

Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions, stated at a press convention tonight in Las Vegas: "I'd like to start at this level, that sadly we’re going to should cancel the May 5 rematch.

"As you all know there’s a listening to date on April 18 and it's extraordinarily unlikely that this matter would get resolved.

"And clearly we’d like sufficient time to advertise a battle of this magnitude."


Gomez did say that the rematch might properly occur in August or September, however that might all rely on whether or not the Nevada State Athletic Fee droop Canelo long run.

That they had already positioned a short lived suspension on the Mexican boxer till the listening to.

It means the likes of WBO champ and Brit Billy Joe Saunders, and Irish fighter Gary O'Sullivan, who’ve each referred to as out Triple G beforehand, might nicely get that decision.

O'Sullivan even tweeted a mocked up promo image of himself and Golovkin in hope of a shot on the titles.

A hand damage has pressured Saunders out of his April 14 WBO title defence towards Martin Murray – with a rematch pencilled in for June.

However his MTK supervisor Matthew Macklin has revealed Saunders nonetheless needs to beat up the heavy-handed doping suspect.

 Gennady Golovkin has spoken about the Canelo controversy and demanded the Mexican takes a lie detector test

Gennady Golovkin has spoken concerning the Canelo controversy and demanded the Mexican takes a lie detector check

Macklin – who needs to consider Canelo’s contaminated meat excuse – stated: “Canelo is a incredible expertise and a terrific fighter.

"I’ve by no means suspected him of being somebody on efficiency-enhancing medicine.

“He’s harmless till confirmed responsible and there’s this lengthy-time period drawback with meat in Mexico.

“It’s a concern these days, within the final 5 to seven years it has turn out to be extra of a fear.

“I educated everywhere in the world and, perhaps I used to be naive, however I by no means noticed any of it.

"However with the individuals failing checks within the final two years it’s a must to say it’s a concern.

“There have all the time been hyperlinks with athletics and different sports however individuals get killed in boxing so it’s much more worrying.

"However Billy shouldn’t be fearful, he needs these battle.

“Billy simply needs the prospect to struggle one of the best, he has grow to be a world champion, he’s undefeated, he was an 18-yr-previous Olympian.

“Now he needs the large fights, the large cash, the kudos and every thing that comes with it.

“Canelo and Golovkin are arguably the 2 greatest pound-for-pound fighters within the world and Billy Joe needs to be an element of that. The time is now.”

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GENNADY GOLOVKIN plans to defend his middleweight world titles on May 5 despite opponent Canelo Alvarez pulling out.