aul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to fight WBC world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin

Mexican’s promoter, Oscar de La Hoya says Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will fight WBA and WBC world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a rematch on 15 September.

The first bout in September 2017 ended in a controversial draw with Canelo withdrew from May’s rematch after failing two drugs tests and was banned for six months, but is free to fight from 17 August.

Alvarez has won 49 and drawn two of his 52 fights. His only defeat came against Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

Kazakh fighter Golovkin, made a record-equalling 20th consecutive world middleweight title defence in May, after he knocked out American Vanes Martirosyan, Canelo’s replacement.



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