Talks continue over the proposed Middleweight mega unification fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.

Speculation was rife earlier in the week that both parties had agreed to interim fights to help build the fight but that has been quickly dismissed.

Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter stated: “We have made it clear to Golden Boy and the WBC that there would be no interim fights or extensions to the purse bid. Canelo got one interim fight. Now he needs to fight Triple G.”

Canelo v Golovkin

Both Canelo and Golovkin came through their latest tests against Amir Khan and Dominic Wade respectively to defend their World Titles and tee up the mandated showdown.

“Naturally, we would prefer to make the fight, as it is the biggest fight in boxing between two Middleweight Champions and two of the most marketable fighters in the sport today but whether Canelo keeps the title or not is his decision,” continued Loeffler, who was speaking to the LA Times.

With just six days to go until the deadline, the WBC yesterday confirmed that should both parties fail to reach an agreement by next Tuesday the bout will go to purse bids during the weekly WBC meeting.