'Canelo' Alvarez And Gennady Golovkin To Rematch On September 15th

'Canelo' Alvarez And Gennady Golovkin To Rematch On September 15th

Earlier today (Wed., June 13, 2018) Golden Boy Promotions head man Oscar De La Hoya revealed on social media that the anticipated rematch between his star client Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin has been rescheduled for September 15 in Las Vegas.

The Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire reported Wednesday that Golovkin wasn't budging from his demand to receive 45 percent of the fight purse, up slightly than the 42.5 percent cut proposed by Golden Boy Promotions.

The deadline came and went with no update but, suddenly, confirmation arrived in the form of a tweet from Golden Boy's official Twitter account. De La Hoya reportedly called ESPN on Wednesday to say the deadline passed without a deal, but things suddenly changed and one of De La Hoya's associates called ESPN back moments later. Although Canelo is clearly the more lucrative and famous of the two fighters, many feel Golovkin won their original bout last fall, even though it was controversially ruled a draw. It generated 1.3 million pay-per-view buys and a $27 million gate, the third-biggest in boxing history, ESPN reports.

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A rematch was planned for May only for Canelo to withdraw after failing two drugs tests for banned substance clenbuterol in February.

Accusations of the Nevada State Athletic Commission angling for a lucrative rematch and incompetence on the part of judge Adalaide Byrd ran riot but a second clash was organised for May of this year however that fell apart when Alvarez failed a drug test.

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