Former boxing champ Gennady Golovkin recently called out Canelo Alvarez for a third showdown after a spectacular knockout win against Steve Rolls. However, Oscar De La Hoya swears that Canelo vs. GGG 3 "won’t happen soon" as opposed to what some are expecting.

Fresh off a quick knockout victory over Canadian boxer Steve Rolls, Kazakh boxing superstar Gennady Golovkin, who is simply known as GGG, called out current IBF Middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for a third fight just moments after his impressive performance in New York, MMA Mania noted.

”The fans know who they want me to fight next. I’m ready for September. I’m ready for Canelo. Just bring him, just ask him. I’m ready. If you want big drama show, please tell him. I’m ready to bring back the big drama show. I believe because this is boxing, this is boxing business. Why not? The next fight will be amazing for us,” Golovkin explained.

This was expected by boxing fans even before GGG fought Rolls, and it is not impossible that they also believe the highly anticipated third fight will take place as soon as possible. But fans may have to wait a while as former champion and boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya just revealed that Golovkin will have to wait for an indefinite period of time or at least until Canelo says yes, The Bleacher Report noted.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, De La Hoya stated that he will make GGG wait for Canelo’s decision as the Mexican boxing superstar is now at the top. GGG, on the other hand, after losing to Canelo in their second bout, has become the underdog even after accomplishing a huge K.O. win against Rolls.

"We'll make him wait. We'll see. He's the B fighter now. Canelo's the A fighter,” De La Hoya said.

Clearly, the Olympic gold medallist has put Canelo on his top priority list, and it's no surprise that the third fight would depend on the champ’s call.

De La Hoya went straight to the point when asked about the possible outcome of a rubbermatch between the two boxing stars. "I think Canelo will knock him out," De La Hoya said.

Looking back, it seems like two fights are not enough to determine who the better fighter between Canelo and GGG is. To this day, the decision win of Canelo remains controversial for many.

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Gennady Golovkin and Floyd Mayweather might have the biggest boxing fights of 2017. Pictured: Golovkin looks on against Daniel Jacobs during their fight at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images