Unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and former champion Canelo Alvarez finally have a date for their highly-anticipated rematch, according to an announcement from Alvarez promoter Golden Boy Promotions and Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler.
On May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, HBO PPV, 8 p.m. ET, they will once again step into the ring after a highly controversial draw concluded their first fight.
“I am ready to battle Canelo again and am happy he took this fight again,” Golovkin said (h/t ESPN).
“This is the fight the world wants. This is the fight boxing deserves. I didn’t agree with some of the judges’ decisions in the first fight. This time there will be no doubt. I am leaving the ring as the middleweight champion of the world.”
Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) met on September 16th in the aforementioned fight.
“I’m delighted to once again participate in one of the most important boxing events in history,” Alvarez said. “This second fight is for the benefit and pleasure of all fans who desire to see the best fight the best. This time, Golovkin won’t have any excuses regarding the judges because I’m coming to knock him out.”