Super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will finally take on Gennady Golovkin in a mouth-watering trilogy fight later this year.
Canelo Alvarez will finally take on Gennady Golovkin in a mouth-watering trilogy fight later this year.
The boxing legends will meet in the ring on September 17, The Sun reports.
Canelo and Golovkin have shared 24 thrilling rounds already in this hottest of rivalries.
And the pair will meet for a third time, five years after their first battle ended in a controversial draw before the Mexican edged out Golovkin via majority decision.
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Both fights took place in the T-Mobile Arena, with a venue for the trilogy bout will be revealed soon.
Earlier this month, Canelo was edged out by WBA world light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.
Now the focus switched back to super-middleweight where he will defend his undisputed title against the Kazakh king, who campaigns at the weight for the first time in his storied career.
The WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO straps will all be on the line.
Speaking to Matchroom, who will promote the event to be shown on Dazn, Canelo said: “I feel very happy and proud to be able to give the best fights and this fight won’t be an exception.
The Mexican’s coach Eddy Reynoso added: “Let’s push ahead without going backwards.
“A Mexican never surrenders, let’s push forward.”
Golovkin responded: “I hope to see you on September 17.”
Canelo and Golovkin, 31 and 40 respectively, took part in two of the most entertaining fights in recent history in September 2017 and 2018.
The pair’s first meeting ended in a controversial draw, with many in the boxing world believing the judges robbed Golovkin.
Canelo edged their rematch 12 months later via majority decision — although many thought the epic rematch should’ve been scored a draw.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission