Let’s try this again.
A much-anticipated rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has reportedly been agreed up for September 15, 2018 after a tense back-and-forth negotiating period between both sides.
While share of the revenue unsurprisingly proved to be the biggest hurdle, everything fell into place according to Oscar de la Hoya -- head cheese at Golden Boy Promotions who handles all things Canelo — as he took to social media with the news.
The two initially met back in September of 2017, fighting to a highly-controversial draw after the ringside judges’ turned in some rather questionable scoring (scorecards here), specifically on the part of Adalaide Byrd.
The they were all set to run it back on May 5th of this year before Alvarez failed a pre-fight drug test, putting a damper on the plans to settle the great debate once and for all. Alvarez maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal, blaming the positive test on tainted meat.
This. didn’t last long.
Nevertheless, the time has been set for the two men to finally get it on and possibly put an end to their longtime rivalry in Las Vegas, Nevada. Though it’s safe to assume that a trilogy fight between the two won’t be completely dismissed given the result of their first encounter.