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Gennady Golovkin and 'Canelo' Alvarez close to agreeing terms for rematch

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Almost two months ago, fans from across the globe were feeling robbed after watching Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's eagerly anticipated meeting in Las Vegas.

Golovkin's four middleweight titles were on the line, as well as his unbeaten record.

And if the fans thought they weren't treated to a fair result, you can only imagine how the Kazakh felt after seeing the contest end in a draw, thanks to one notably rogue scorecard.

Adalaide Byrd, wife of referee Robert, who oversaw Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather's money-spinning fight in August, inexplicably scored it 118-110 in favour of Canelo, while another had it as a draw, and the other saw it 115-113 to Golovkin.

The general feeling was that the champion had done easily enough to win the bout, with anywhere between two and four rounds ahead of the Mexican, which emphasises how shocking Byrd's result was, and she was later suspended briefly.

However, having been one of the most high-profile fights we've seen this century, calls were immediately made for a rematch between the two to settle the score.

And it looks like those calls have been answered.

Negotiations are underway for the rematch between both camps, and Canelo's promotion company are planning to speak with their client in the near future.

The date for which it is set to be scheduled would be an emotional one for the Mexican, with plans to stage it for the weekend of Cinco De Mayo, a national holiday in his homeland.

"(Everything) is going very well, we're fine, we're talking, there's one detail that has to be fixed and fine-tuned," Golden Boy president Eric Gomez said in an interview with ESPN Deportes, per the Mirror.

"In the next few weeks we're going to sit down with Canelo to present everything to him and
he's going to make the decision."

The rematch will most likely take place in Las Vegas, which is where the first meeting was held, at the T-Mobile Arena.

However, Gomez revealed that talks over a set venue for the bout have yet to take place.

"We have not touched on that yet," he stated.

"The important thing, right now, is to reach an agreement and then to see the arenas."

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Floyd Mayweather
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