The highly anticipated boxing rematch has been rescheduled for September 15, 2018, following a difficult negotiation period between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 13, 2018
The two first back in September 2017, with the judges scoring it a draw in a highly competitive fight. Boxing fans clamored for a rematch, and the two agreed to run it back.
However, Alvarez notoriously failed an NSAC test for clenbuterol leading into their scheduled rematch. Canelo blamed the positive drug test on tainted meat from his native Mexico. While the amount of performance-enhancing drugs in his system was minuscule, it was still enough to cancel the rematch, tainted meat or not.
Golovkin ended up fighting Vanes Martirosyan in Alvarez’ place, scoring a vicious second-round knockout in the process.
Alvarez served out his suspension and is almost eligible to fight. The two camps reportedly engaged in terse negotiations while putting together the rematch, however, the deal is apparently done, and a date has been set.
Who takes the rematch?