Alvarez, Golovkin rematch on for September

Oscar De La Hoya Confirms Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin Fight Rematch

Canelo Alvarez and unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin have agreed to a rematch bout September 15 in Las Vegas. Despite some early reports that Golovkin had declined that offer, the news soon spread that both fighters were finally onboard. Negotiations still were ongoing. "No fight. There is no fight", De La Hoya told ESPN shortly after the deadline passed.

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will try to throw down one more time.

"It's a huge opportunity for Canelo and, frankly, it's the biggest fight for both guys".

The two fighters were originally scheduled to face other in a much-anticipated rematch for the WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles on May 5, before Alvarez withdrew from the fight in the wake of a failed drug test. Golovkin accepted a revenue split, Golden Boy confirmed. "100 percent there is no fight".

Like Alvarez, Jacobs has an exclusive deal with HBO for the premium cable network to televise his fights either live on the network or via HBO Pay-Per-View.




Back in September 2017, Golovkin and Alvarez fought to a controversial split draw. Canelo really wants to make this fight happen for the fans. Golovkin backed off and said he would consider 55-45, and the sides continued to talk.

Said Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler, "Rematch is on!"

When the deadline came and went, no deal was made at that point.

That victory served as the 20th straight title defence for the Kazakh champion, whose record now stands at 38-0-1. We bent over backward. This play seemingly by Golovkin was to hold out for (perhaps rightly so) for more money and has secured a purse split of 42.5% in comparison to May 5th proposed 35% split. "I have made him aware there is a possibility of a Golovkin fight because I don't want to mislead him".

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