It’s one of the biggest fights to be made in boxing, the proposed mouth-watering Middleweight unification fight Canelo Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin.
As confirmed on the official WBC website, a two week negotiation period has now started before a purse bid on May 24.
Should both parties fail to agree terms before this deadline, the fight goes out to the highest bidder.
Golovkin’s representative Tom Loeffler is hopeful terms can be agreed within this timeframe though speculation continues that Canelo may sidestep the mandated clash, which would hand the Kazakh KO King the WBC World Title.
Despite the speculation, the WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman is confident the flame haired Mexican will accept the fight: “Canelo was very clear saying he wants the fight and right away, so it's a matter of the promoters making it.”
Canelo wiped out Amir Khan with one brutal punch to retain his WBC World Title whilst Golovkin demolished his IBF mandatory challenger Dominic Wade in just two rounds back in April.
Fans will be licking their lips in anticipation of news as the date ticks down to May 24.
“You never know what can happen. But it has all the elements to be an absolute and an instant classic,” Sulaiman continued.