It’s official. Arguably, boxing’s greatest fight has been announced, as Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will finally complete their trilogy.
The pair have met twice before, with the first bout ending in a split decision draw, while Canelo emerged victorious in the rematch via majority decision.
Both results were disputed by fans and media, especially the first fight, due to questionable judging, but now Canelo and Golovkin will have the chance to end any controversy.
The previous two fights have been at middleweight, but while unconfirmed, it’s likely that this third encounter – on September 17 – will be at super middleweight.
This means Canelo and Golovkin will compete for the Mexican’s undisputed titles at 168 pounds.
This will be Golovkin’s first time moving up in weight after spending his entire career at middleweight, where he is currently the unified IBF and WBA champion.
As for Canelo, he will step down from light heavyweight where he fought his last fight against Dmitry Bivol and was defeated by unanimous decision.
That doesn’t rule out a rematch with Bivol, as promoter Eddie Hearn has previously said the Golovkin fight is “now or never” and then Canelo could face the Russian in May next year.
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