Well, there you have it folks.
The sit for the long-anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (“GGG”) has been officially set for Las Vegas. It was previously announced that on May 5th, 2018 the two middleweight fighters will once again square off to decide who is the Middleweight champion of the world.
The first fight between the two, back on September 16th, 2017, saw the two boxers fight to a draw but the result was not without controversy. Many saw the fight skew heavily in GGG’s favor as it looked like Alvarez was beaten handily. However, the judges felt differently and scored the match evenly for both boxers. The result came under heavy scrutiny, with judge Adalaide Byrd on the receiving end of much of the criticism.
The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and the middleweight championship will be on the line. Fans have been clamoring for a rematch after the ending of the first fight, and this one promises to have just as many fireworks as the previous bout. New York City had made a significant push to be the host of the fight, but in the end, Las Vegas won the rights to be the location for the match.
Needless to say, Golovkin feels very confident about his chances in this second bout saying:
“It feels right that the rematch returns to the scene of the crime…This time, there will be no drama with a decision. I won the first fight and left the ring as world champion wearing all the belts. And I’m going to win the second fight. It’s going to be a record fight and a golden night for me and boxing at T-Mobile Arena.”
Be sure to tune in on May 5th to see who takes home the belt. Get yourself hyped with this teaser from HBO.
12 Rounds Weren't Enough. 5.5.18 #CaneloGGG2 pic.twitter.com/OuzNalG84f
— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) January 29, 2018