Many will argue that the biggest boxing match of the year between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin ended in controversy after it was deemed only to be a draw after 12 rounds of boxing, but hopefully, their rematch will settle all debates over the two fighters.
Both boxers are up for a rematch after their first fight on September 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas ended with the controversial scores of 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 for Canelo, and 114-114 for the draw, meaning as a result, Golovkin retained his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight world titles.
Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler, stated earlier this week that it's 'absolutely' the Kazakhstani's camp's top priority to have a rematch with the Mexican, and it appears the same applies to his opponent.
There is an immediate rematch clause in the contract for the fight, which Canelo is expected to exercise and request a date for Cinco De Mayo weekend on May 5, with the fight likely once again being held in Las Vegas.
Canelo said to ESPN Deportes, via Boxing Scene: "For me the priority is [the rematch]. Right now I'm going to rest, but the priority is the tiebreaker in May. We will try to make the fight, do the best we can do to make it in May.
"It's up to them [if they want to make a deal for the rematch], I'm in for the tiebreaker. We have to negotiate, we're ready, it's my priority for May."
While Las Vegas would most likely be the venue of choice, the date appears to be the more important aspect for Canelo of the two variables in the arrangement of this rematch.
Golden Boy executives began the negotiations a few days ago for the rematch so we should have some news on the second fight by the end of this year.
The World Boxing Council has given the green light for this tiebreaker fight to go ahead which gives Golovkin extra time to make his obligatory defense against top challenger Jermall Charlo. It looks like we'll just have to wait a few more months for the fight to be confirmed.News Now - Sport News