Canelo & GGG Done Talking, Now it’s Personal

By: TC Martin

Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin made their final appearances in front the media at their final pre-fight press conference on Wednesday and both are glad they don’t have to see each other anymore… until Saturday night.  GGG refused to do the traditional face-off as he said, “No need. I’ll see him Saturday night.”

The mega fight for the undisputed Middleweight Championship of the World will take place for a second time in 12 months at T-Mobile Arena Saturday at 8:00pm. The fight is sold out and fans hope both fighters deliver on their promise of seeking to destroy the other,so everyone knows who the best middleweight in the world is.  We still don’t know who is better because nothing was settled last year as the two warriors fought to a controversial draw.  This time, neither wants that outcome.

After the initial rematch was postponed from the original May 5th date due to Alvarez’ suspension for testing positive for clenbuterol, this fight has become personal and both fighters have actual dislike and lack of respect for each other.  Golovkin feels Alvarez cheated while Canelo is tired of the accusations.

The fight was also in jeopardy because the two sides couldn’t agree on a proper purse percentage split.  Golovkin wanted more now that the fight was delayed and Golden Boy Promotions, who represents Alvarez gave a deadline for Golovkin to accept the offer or the fight was off.  After a grueling and ugly negotiation battle, the sides agreed to a percentage of 55 -45 in favor of Canelo.  GGG wanted at least 45% after receiving only 30 percent in the first fight.

The talking is over and now we wait for the war.  At least we hope we get a battle of aggression and action.  The first fight had hints of that but now both fighters are promising something much better.

Author: TC Martin

“The Doctor” TC Martin is back in Las Vegas where his sports talk radio career began. The TC Martin Show has informed and entertained millions of sports talk radio listeners both nationally and locally since 1992. The program is unique in so many facets. From TC’s high octane personality and diverse knowledge to innovative production elements and quality special guests, the show is truly one of kind. The show focuses on the hot daily sports topics with energetic commentary and live listener interaction with a call-in format. The program is high on information and entertainment while giving listeners the opportunity to hear from the biggest names in the sports and the entertainment industry. Listeners appreciate the wide range of guests, knowledge and topics that TC brings on a daily basis giving listeners a much needed reason to tune in everyday. The TC Martin Show has aired nationally in over 100 markets on the Sports Entertainment Network and Sports Fan Radio Network originating from the Las Vegas studios. In local markets TC worked at KVEG (Las Vegas), KHTK (Sacramento) WDUZ and WNFL (Green Bay) and WSSP (Milwaukee). He worked very closely with all the professional and collegiate teams in those markets including hosting pre and post game shows and players and coaches shows. TC has a unique entertaining and passionate style that immediately connects with listeners. He is known as one of the most entertaining and well-rounded knowledgeable sports talk show hosts in the country. The TC Martin Show is an addictive and fun experience for all sports fans. More about TC... Wrestling and Boxing fans in Las Vegas may remember that TC founded the NWC (National Wrestling Conference) in 1994 and hosted the locally produced television program “NWC Slammin”. The NWC sold out monthly shows at it’s home venues The Silver Nugget and Aladdin Hotel & Casino. The NWC featured the biggest names in professional wrestling including The Ultimate Warrior, Cactus Jack, Sabu, Terry Funk, Rob Van Dam, Jake The Snake Roberts, Junkyard Dog, Honky Man and so many more. TC also has been very involved in the boxing industry while announcing many boxing events in Las Vegas and promoting shows and managing world championship fighters.