After Canelo Alvarez’s camp sent off one last offer, unified middleweight world champ Gennady Golovkin has agreed… and the fighters’ anticipated rematch is set for Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
According to ESPN, two hours after Golden Boy Promotions’ 12 p.m. PT deadline on Wednesday (June 13) came and went, offering a 57½-42½ revenue split in Canelo’s favor, both sides came up with on final idea that convinced GGG.
“I’m happy to inform that we have a fight September 15!!!!,” De La Hoya tweeted.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 13, 2018
Terms of the finalized deal were not disclosed, but all we care about is that the fight is on.
Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler told ESPN that as of the deadline, the deal was “dead” and they planned to move on. However, they came up with a “hail mary” idea that worked out.
The rematch between Canelo and GGG is arguably the biggest fight in boxing. Last September, the two fought to a controversial draw, though many believe Golovkin won.
According to ESPN, the fight generated 1.3 million pay-per-view buys and a $27 million gate — the third-biggest in boxing history.
Who do you have in the rematch?