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Canelo drops WBC title, still eyes GGG fight

Canelo Alvarez dropped his WBC title in order to secure a fight with GGG. That doesn't make any sense.

Canelo Alvarez dropped his WBC title in order to secure a fight with GGG. That doesn’t make any sense.

It really does not make any sense when you think about it; or even when you don’t think about it.

Why would Canelo Alvarez relinquish his WBC World middleweight championship when he’s absolutely trying his best to secure a fight against Gennady Golovkin where that belt would be on the line?

After dropping his title, Alvarez assured boxing fans that he will fight GGG; but it just doesn’t make sense why those two things would happen when GGG was the No. 1 contender. The WBC gave Alvarez 15 days after his victory over Amir Khan on May 7 to book a fight with GGG. So clearly it’s not getting scheduled by May 22.

Politicking and fighters constantly ducking other fighters has been what has killed boxing. If Alvarez and GGG don’t fight asap, then we’re headed for another Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao situation. That’s no good. That’s not what boxing needs.

The fight is hot now. It has to happen now.

It’s a much different sort of set up to the UFC, which is a promotion with employees while boxing is sport full of individual contractors who can fight whoever they want without repercussion. But while the UFC has it’s problems too, it’s great at delivering us the fight we want when it should happen.

This stuff where Oscar De La Hoya keeps saying the Canelo – GGG fight has to “marinate” is total BS. For what? That fight should happen now. Sure, we got a decent Canelo vs. Amir Khan fight in the middle of it, but everybody is tired of seeing GGG knock out guys like Dominic Wade. At some point, he’s going to be boring to watch because it’s so clear he’s going to dominate his opponents. Canelo will continue to attack big named-opponents, but he too needs a truly significant challenge and right now the top one is GGG.

Wait on that fight? Why? Cash in. Five the fight fans what they want to see right now.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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