World middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez, doesn’t have a lot time to take pleasure in his victory on the Olympics. unanimously in opposition to Daniel Jacobs in the course of the struggle for the unification of the title that befell on Might four in Las Vegas. .

On Wednesday, lower than two weeks after the struggle, the IBF, whose belt, had been gained by Jacobs and gained by Jacobs, ordered Alvarez to safe his protection in opposition to the challenger number one Sergiy Derevyanchenko.

In an e-mailed letter to Robert Diaz of Golden Boy Promotions, the promoter of Alvarez, the IBF knowledgeable the corporate and Alvarez that the obligatory title protection is "as a result of afterward August four "and gave them the contact particulars for Derevyanchenko's promoter, Lou DiBella, to start the talks.

"Negotiations should start instantly and finish earlier than June 15, 2019," writes the IBF.

If the camps don’t make a commerce off the deadline, the IBF goes or a inventory market bid with the best bidder gaining promotional management of the struggle.

World middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez has the choice to decide after being sentenced to defend his IBF title in opposition to No. 1 challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Photograph AP / John Locher

It’s unclear what Alvarez, who has not but acquired his belt from the IBF, will do, however is not going to struggle till August 4th. He would possibly be capable of get an extension. the IBF, however Alvarez's subsequent struggle is scheduled for September 14, the weekend of Independence Day of Mexico throughout which he often fights.

Alvarez and Golden Boy, in addition to DAZN, their broadcast accomplice, wish to see what occurs with the struggle of former unified champion Gennady Golovkin in opposition to Steve Rolls on June eighth earlier than his showdown. to interact in one other struggle due to the demand for a 3rd struggle between Alvarez and GGG.

Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs), 28, of Mexico, stated that he needed to make 2019 the 12 months wherein he unified the 4 essential belts within the weight class of 160 kilos. He will probably be equally attentive to the struggle between Demetrius. Andrade and Maciej Sulecki, which is able to happen on June 29 in Rhode Isl, hometown of Andrade and

"It’s really wonderful and unlucky that we’ve got not acquired a letter of congratulations [from the IBF] as we’d previously, "Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions advised ESPN. "We’ll meet Canelo within the coming weeks to see what he wish to do."

Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KO's), 33, 2008 Olympian for Ukraine who’s preventing Brooklyn, New York, had a shot on the vacant IBF belt on October 27 and misplaced a cut up determination on his long-time coaching accomplice, Jacobs, who continued the struggle for unification with Alvarez in his subsequent struggle. Derevyanchenko rebounded after the loss to win a unanimous determination in opposition to Jack Culcay within the struggle for the elimination of the title of the obligatory place on April 13.

"Now that the IBF has ordered rapid negotiations between the 2 events, I’ll sit down Sergiy, [adviser] Al Haymon and Lou DiBella subsequent week and about one of the best plan of motion. motion, "stated Keith Connolly, director of Derevyanchenko, at ESPN.

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