Let’s do it again!
Lineal and Ring Magazine middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) will meet in a 12-round rematch on Saturday, May 5.
It’ll be shown on HBO pay per view beginning at 7 p.m.
Details regarding the venue for the Cinco de Mayo fight were not released.
In September of 2017, Alvarez and Golovkin met in a battle of the world’s two top middleweights in front of a crowd of 22,358 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Alvarez fought to a 12-round split draw against Golovkin.
In 2016, Alvarez beat Liam Smith in front of an AT&T Stadium-record crowd of 51,240.
Where will this one be?
▪ Is a return to T-Mobile Arena most likely?
▪ How about Madison Square Garden?
▪ Is AT&T Stadium in Arlington an option?
Alvarez, the 27-year-old native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, is the veritable face of boxing. After capturing two world titles and the lineal championship in the super welterweight division, Alvarez moved up to 160 pounds to capture the WBC, Lineal and Ring Magazine world titles with a Nov. 2015 victory against Miguel Cotto. Alvarez has maintained his status as the lineal champion ever since, and in a historic Sept. 16 split draw last year.
“Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 will be boxing’s biggest and best event of 2018 as these two elite fighters once again go head-to-head to determine who is the best middleweight in the world,” Oscar De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, said in a release.