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Official rematch between Golovkin - Alvarez scheduled for May 5th

30 January, 09:34 207
Official rematch between Golovkin - Alvarez scheduled for May 5th

A middleweight world championship rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez is set for May 5th, Bloody Elbow reported.

Four months after their memorable clash in Las Vegas, Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez are going to have an immediate rematch.

HBO announced on Monday that two of boxing’s pound-for-pound best will meet on May 5th.

A venue is still to be determined, although the frontrunner should always be the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler, said that AT&T Stadium in Texas and New York’s Madison Square Garden are also in the running.

Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) fought to a split draw last September, with veteran boxing and MMA judge Adalaide Byrd turning in a remarkably bad 118-110 scorecard in Alvarez’s favor. Kazakhstan’s Golovkin did keep all of his belts as a result of the draw, so it counts as a successful title defense.

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