Venues in England, Mexico and the United States are said to be keen on staging the middleweight boxing clash between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin this September.
Mexico’s Alvarez is due to face off against Golovkin, of Kazakhstan, on September 16. A venue for the eagerly-anticipated fight has yet to be announced and a number of high-capacity stadia are reported to have shown an interest in hosting the event.
According to the Los Angeles Times newspaper, London’s Wembley Stadium, which recently attracted 90,000 people for the heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, is interested.
The Azteca Stadium in Alvarez’s home country of Mexico, and Staples Center in Los Angeles are also said to be in the mix, along with Dallas’ AT&T Stadium, New York’s Madison Square Garden (pictured) and T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions, which is organising the fight, told the LA Times: “We owe it to Canelo and Gennady to find the best venue making the best offer that will be the best thing for this fight.”
Alvarez has previously fought in front of 51,000 fans at AT&T Stadium, while the 26-year-old has also fought twice at T-Mobile Arena.
Golovkin has fought at Madison Square Garden on two occasions and his promoter Tom Loeffler attended last month’s Wembley fight between Joshua and Klitschko as part of the latter’s team.