Gennady Golovkin And Canelo Alvarez Rematch Confirmed For May 5th
The one good thing about GGG vs Canelo Alvarez going to a controversial draw was the prospect of a rematch between the pair and now it's been confirmed as happening on March 5th.
Back in September, still in the shadow of the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight, Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez fought an absolute classic of a fight in a 12 round slobberknocker.
The problem was that one judge gave it 118-110 to the Mexican and the two men holding all the middleweight gold couldn't be separated.
Fortunately the controversy at least means that we get to see the pair go to war yet again and tonight it was announced as a Cinco de Mayo fight, weirdly The Rock announced it all on his Instagram:
Rematches are funny things. Sometimes they're cash grabs, put into works before the first fight even happens. Then you have times where it's absolutely necessary. When two of the best in their field, possibly ever, met face to face and delivered an epic performance that didn't have a resolution. As a competitor it eats at you, creates a void that can not be fulfilled until you meet again in the ring. As a fan, it's something special because you know you're watching greatness and history unfolding before your eyes. Fight fans around the world, I'm honored and fired up to announce this rematch. @HBO @canelo @gggboxing #CaneloGGG2 #ItAintGonnaBeAnotherDraw
Golden Boy promotions head honcho Oscar de la Hoya spoke to Yahoo Sports, saying, "This is the fight that everyone has been looking for and guess what? I didn't wait.
"We wanted to make this fight right away for the fans. It's the best fight out there and it's the fight that made the most sense and it was a fight we were committed to getting done."
GGG Vs Canelo rematch is something that really excites me! Unfortunately the fall out from the last fight has made people forget how good a fight it was. I think Canelo will win this time round, I had GGG 3 up last fight but Canelo was getting a read on him, he can adjust + win- Curtis Woodhouse (@curtiswoodhous8) January 29, 2018
GGG already beat Canelo well enough for me first time around but he will need to knock the Mexican out cold to get any type of favourable decision from the judges in May. I hope that justice will be done this time around & GGG gets the credit he deserves :punch:- SVL Boxing Media (@SVLboxing) January 29, 2018
GGG gotta kill Canelo this fight. Only way to win.- Mike (@TheMikeOG) January 29, 2018
It's set to be a big night!