Boxing's next big fight could be a real KO

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May 11, 2016
Canelo Alvarez celebrates his win against Amir Khan after their WBC middleweight title fight last Saturday, May 7 in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS (AP):

The good news for boxing fans is the fight they really want to see may actually happen before they grow too old to enjoy it.

Even better news is that it has nothing to do with Floyd Mayweather Jr., or newly elected Filipino senator Manny Pacquiao.

Circle the date of September 17, but don't plan on buying tickets just yet. This is boxing, after all, and a ton of good fights that should have happened never have.

Still, Canelo Alvarez says he wants it. Count Gennady Golovkin in, too.

Two big sluggers with one loss between them for all the middleweight titles they can bring to the ring.

"It's one of those fights we can make," said Tom Loeffler, who promotes Golovkin. "Clearly, it's the biggest fight that can be made in boxing and it seems pretty clear Canelo wants the fight."

That was evident Saturday night when Alvarez laid out Amir Khan with a vicious right hand, then used the same hand to motion Golovkin, who was watching at ringside to get in the ring himself.

"I invited him personally," said Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Alvarez. "That's how seriously he takes getting a Canelo fight."

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