CLOSEcanelo alvarez gennady golovkin set for rematch on sept 15 in las vegas - Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin set for rematch on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas

The highly anticipated rematch between Canelo and GGG will have to wait at least six more months after Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol.
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The contentious negotiations have been resolved and there will be a rematch between world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas.

After declaring the fight dead when Wednesday’s noon PT deadline passed, Alvarez’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya abruptly changed course after some post-deadline negotiations.

“I’m happy to inform that we have a fight September 15!!!! #CaneloGGG2,” De La Hoya tweeted.

Golovkin and Alvarez fought to a controversial draw last September in Las Vegas, a bout that generated 1.3 million pay-per-view buys and a $27 million gate — the third-biggest in boxing history.

The 2 have been meant to fulfill in Would possibly, however Alvarez failed two drug checks, used to be suspended via the Nevada State Athletic Fee for 6 months and the rematch used to be canceled.

Golovkin fought Vanes Martirosyan in Would possibly with the intention to keep sharp, and recorded a 2d spherical knockout. 

The Alvarez and Golovkin camps were at odds because the suspension over the share of the handbag each and every fighter would obtain. 

“We would like the struggle, Tom Loeffler (Golovkin’s promoter) needs the struggle. Obviously, the one particular person right here who does not need the struggle is GGG,” De L. a. Hoya instructed ESPN. “The enthusiasts need the struggle. We bent over backwards. GGG says he is a fighter now not a businessman and he is proper. He is no businessman as a result of he does not perceive numbers.” 

Finally, the cash used to be it sounds as if too nice for both camp to show down. 

Observe Gardner on Twitter @SteveAGardner

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