Fight fans cannot wait to see the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.
It’s expected that this fight will take place on May 5 of next year on the back of a battle in September which ultimately left a bad taste in the mouths of fans around the world.
Both sides are currently pulling in the same direction for an immediate return as noises from both sides of the deal point to an agreement in the next few weeks. Regarding a location and venue for the fight, it’s expected to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile arena.
As seen in their first fight, Golovkin was the aggressor and boss of what was an entertaining contest against the Mexican superstar but ended up on the sorry side of a highly-debated draw.
Canelo struggled to deal with the relentless pressure of the Kazakh and backed away from Golovkin for the majority of his time in the ring. After being tired following six rounds of action, Canelo was beaten by the better man on the night, something which was widely recognized by the majority of fans and media alike.
Keep in mind that the possible date for this fight depends on a firm handshake between Golden Boy and K2 on the splitting of the monies. Since the fight, Golovkin has taken over as the top boxer on the planet as a result of Andre War retiring from the sport.
Latin boxing legend Roberto Duran believes that Alvarez should have been the rightful winner of the September clash with Golovkin. Duran recalled talking with Canelo prior to the first fight with Golovkin and gave him some words of confidence.
"When the Golovkin and Canelo fight came, I told Canelo not to worry," Duran said to ESPN Deportes. "I told Canelo, do not worry that Triple G is coming to kill you because that's going to work in your favor. I told him to remember that a Mexican gives as good as he takes and that's how it was - Golovkin came to kill him. I said to Canelo, box him a little bit and you are going to win, you hit hard and he is going to deliver, and for me Canelo won."
Duran predicted that Canelo will do even better and even close out the contest by knockout, which is a bold prediction.
"The rematch is coming. He already got to know him and he's going to look better in the rematch, and I think that he might even knock him out," Duran said.
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