GB make offer for Canelo-Kovalev, but time running short

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Main Events promoter Kathy Duva confirms their interest in a Canelo fight, but says the offered September date may not be realistic.

WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev has been expected to face Anthony Yarde in his next outing, but Golden Boy has officially made an enticing offer to Main Events for Canelo Alvarez to fight Kovalev instead.

Kathy Duva, Kovalev’s promoter, confirms to Sky Sports that they have received an offer which they’re interested in, but the timing could be problematic. Kovalev and Yarde are close to finalizing their deal for a fight in August, and Duva isn’t sure they’ll be able to hash out the particulars for a Canelo fight (proposed for September) before they have to ink the Yarde fight.

”As Sergey is on the brink of signing to fight his mandatory against Anthony Yarde in August, very little time remains to make a deal for the ‘Canelo’ fight in September.

“Golden Boy made an offer for a September ‘Canelo’ fight just a few hours ago. I don’t know if, at this point, enough time remains to make this rather complicated deal in the few hours that remain.”

Of course Canelo represents a much bigger pot of money for Kovalev than Yarde would, and when there’s a lot of money’s involved things tend to sort themselves out. This situation shouldn’t drag out too much longer one way or another, though, so we’ll let you know how this all pans out once the dust settles.

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