It’s official. Arguably the largest battle in boxing has been introduced, as Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will lastly full their trilogy.
The pair have met twice earlier than, with the primary battle ending in a cut up determination draw, whereas Canelo got here out on prime within the rematch by majority determination.
Each outcomes had been contested by followers and media alike, particularly the primary battle, as a result of questionable judging, however now Canelo and Golovkin may have the prospect to place all controversy to mattress.
The earlier two fights had been held at middleweight, however whereas unconfirmed, it’s probably that this third assembly – on 17 September – shall be at tremendous middleweight.
Meaning Canelo and Golovkin shall be competing for the Mexican’s undisputed titles at 168 lbs.
This would be the first time Golovkin has moved up in weight having spent the whole lot of his profession at middleweight, the place he’s at present the unified IBF and WBA champion.
As for Canelo, he shall be coming down from gentle heavyweight the place he fought his final contest in opposition to Dmitry Bivol and was overwhelmed by unanimous determination.
This doesn’t rule out a rematch with Bivol, as promoter Eddie Hearn has beforehand stated the Golovkin battle is ‘now or by no means’ after which Canelo can rematch the Russian in Might subsequent yr.
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