Golovkin: 45% in Canelo fight is a matter of principle

The middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin explained why he had such a tough position during negotiations with Saul Alvarez on organizing the second fight: "It was a matter of principle. I wanted to get 45 percent - not 42.5 or 37, but 45. We managed to make a good deal, I'm happy.”

Gennady Golovkin
Gennady Golovkin

“My initial requirement was 50-55, but after some hesitation I realized that 55-45 are also worthy conditions for both of us. If the Alvarez team did not agree to this, we would be ready to move on. Golden Boy and Alvarez realized that I was not going to lower my demands. I did not think about it too much. Take my last call or go.

“I do not think anything about Alvarez as a person. He does not bother me. I just hope that on September 15 he will be there and we will fight," Golovkin said about Canelo meeting on September 15 in Las Vegas.

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