Al­varez-Golovkin re­match set for Septem­ber 15

Shanghai Daily - - SPORTS - BOX­ING

SAUL ‘Canelo’ Al­varez will face Kaza­khstan’s world mid­dleweight cham­pion Gen­nady Golovkin in a re­match on Septem­ber 15, the Mex­i­can’s pro­moter Os­car De La Hoya said.

The duo could not be sep­a­rated af­ter last year’s bout at the T-Mo­bile Arena in Las Ve­gas, al­low­ing Golovkin to re­tain his World Box­ing Coun­cil, World Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion and In­ter­na­tional Box­ing Fed­er­a­tion belts. “I’m happy to in­form that we have a fight Septem­ber 15,” De La Hoya wrote on Twit­ter. A re­match sched­uled for May 5 was can­celled af­ter Al­varez failed a drug test for banned sub­stance clen­buterol. The 27-year-old has been tem­po­rar­ily sus­pended by the Ne­vada State Ath­letic Com­mis­sion but can re­turn af­ter Au­gust 17. The IBF stripped Golovkin of his mid­dleweight ti­tle af­ter he failed to set up a manda­tory de­fense against Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko.

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