Canelo-GGG to meet for highly anticipated rematch in September

Canelo-GGG to meet for highly anticipated rematch in September

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will fight WBA and WBC world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a rematch on 15 September, says the Mexican's promoter.

With Alvarez officially withdrawing from the match in April, Golovkin went on to face Vanes Martirosyan in the scheduled May 5 bout instead, finishing with a second-round knockout. "Purse percentage was a main factor".

According to Pugmire, Golovkin's resolve stemmed from his losing out on what would've been a massive moneymaker from the May fight.

But now, at long last, Golovkin himself and his promoter Tom Loeffler have also given confirmation.

The agreement ends a wild day of negotiations in which Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya initially told ESPN there would be no fight, only to turn around a short time later and announce the fight, in fact, will take place.

Regardless of the machinations behind the scenes that have led to the rematch getting finalized, boxing fans will be happy to see Alvarez and Golovkin oppose one another in the ring again.

Golovkin (38-0-1-KO34) and Alvarez (49-1-2-KO34) produced a controversial draw in their first meeting on September 16, with many favouring the work of the undefeated Kazakh.

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