September may have only been two months ago, however, Oscar De La Hoya has unofficially commented that there will be a Canelo and GGG rematch.
Nothing is set in stone, however, the Golden Boy of Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya left no doubt he expects a rematch between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin to take place early next year.
According to TMZ Sports the rumored showdown, De La Hoya said Canelo vs. GGG II is “definitely” going to happen with May 5 being the target date at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Home to the legendary MayWeatherMcGregor fight that went down in August.
After years of hype and anticipation, Canelo and Golovkin squared off for the first time on Sept. 16. The fight ended in a draw, with one judge scoring the fight 115-113 for Golovkin, a second judge scoring it 118-110 for Canelo and a third judge scoring it 114-114. Many were startled by the draw, but there may be a second chance to find the true champion.
During the post-fight press conference, Alvarez was non-committal about an immediate rematch against Golovkin.
“Look, right now I wanna rest,” he told reporters through his translator. “Whatever the fans want, whatever the people want and ask for, we’ll do. You know that’s my style. But right now, who knows if it’s in May or September? But one thing’s for sure—this is my era, the era of Canelo.”
Well I guess we will have to wait until May for a solid visit confirmation.