Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez rematch official for May 5th

Get the Full StoryA middleweight world championship rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez is set for Cinco de Mayo. 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 Cinco de Mayo. Noted boxing insider Dwayne The Rock Johnson broke the news in this video.

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.

Judging controversy aside, the fight itself was gripping drama, even without either man coming close to being knocked down, let alone in danger of being knocked out. It was also a huge commercial success, pulling in an estimated 1.3 million pay-per-view buys, as well as a live gate of roughly 27 million, the third-highest in boxing history, behind Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor and Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. Canelo vs. GGG also set the highest attendance in T-Mobile Arena history at 22,358.

When the rematch occurs, Golovkin will be 36 years old, nine years older than his Mexican counterpart.

You can watch their first fight in its entirety in the video below:

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