Alvarez-Golovkin rematch set for September 15
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.