Al­varez to face Golovkin in re­match

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

World mid­dleweight box­ing cham­pion Gen­nady Golovkin will fight Saul "Canelo" Al­varez on May 5 in a 12-round re­match of their epic draw last Septem­ber, pro­mot­ers an­nounced Mon­day. No venue was an­nounced for the show­down on the Mex­i­can "Cinco de Maio" hol­i­day be­tween Mex­ico's Al­varez, 49-1 with two drawn and 34 knock­outs, and Kazak­stan's un­beaten "Triple G", 37-0 with one draw and 33 knock­outs. The sen­sa­tional se­quel puts Golovkin's World Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, In­ter­na­tional Box­ing Fed­er­a­tion and World Box­ing Coun­cil crowns up for grabs af­ter judges ren­dered a split draw.

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