Tom Loeffler, promoter of undefeated world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has called out the team of Canelo Alvarez and specifically, its promoter Oscar De La Hoya. On a video recently posted on YouTube, De La Hoya claimed Golovkin doesn’t want the national anthems played before the September 15 rematch between Golovkin and Alvarez.
“I have no idea what Oscar is talking about but it is not true,” said Loeffler. “The truth is Team Golovkin had requested that the national anthems of Kazakhstan, Mexico and the United States be sung before the pay-per-view telecast began so that we could proceed with the fights seamlessly and uninterrupted. HBO supported this position and has always preferred that the anthems take place before the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast begins. To suggest that Gennady is unpatriotic and has no respect for the anthems of his Kazakhstan, Mexico or the U.S., where Gennady resides in southern California, is patently false. Oscar and Canelo owe Gennady yet another apology. This is just another example of why Gennady never believes anything from Canelo’s side.”