Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin Rematch Coming May 5

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez
via Golden Boy Promotions

After their slugfest ended in a draw in September, a Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch is coming in May.

According to the L.A. Times, Canelo has agreed to a rematch with GGG for May 5, and Golovkin’s team is expected to agree to the deal “within the next few days”.

Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez also said there is no rematch clause attached to this deal, after one was connected to their previous fight.

“It’s going to be another great fight, so it’ll likely be a natural to do another rematch, but it’s not in the agreement,” Gomez told the L.A. Times. “We want to concentrate on getting this [second Alvarez-Golovkin fight] done and then we can talk about a third fight later.”

“I know Canelo’s going to win,” he added. “I think Canelo figured him out in the last three rounds. Look at that fight. Canelo handled [Golovkin] those last three rounds. And this time around, Canelo’s going to have an easier time with him. Not an easy fight, but he has the experience now and he wants this fight.”

Canelo and GGG fought to a draw back in September, though it was widely argued that GGG won.

Most of the talk after the fight was focused on judge Adalaide Byrd, who scored the fight 118-110 in favor of Alvarez.

GGG currently holds the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBC world middle weight titles.