June 14, 2018 / 5:30 AM / 3 months ago

Alvarez, Golovkin rematch scheduled for Sept. 15

(Reuters) - Saul Alvarez will face Kazakhstan’s world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a rematch on Sept. 15, the Mexican boxer’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya.

Britain Boxing - Liam Smith & Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez Head-to-Head Press Conference - The Landmark London - 20/7/16 Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez during the press conference Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

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 (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) belts.

Britain Boxing - Gennady Golovkin & Canelo Alvarez Press Conference - The Landmark London - June 19, 2017 Gennady Golovkin during the press conference Action Images via Reuters / Henry Browne Livepic

“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 will be allowed to return to the ring from Aug. 17.

The IBF stripped knock-out specialist Golovkin of his middleweight title after he failed to set up a mandatory defence against Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko.

Reporting By Arnab Paul in Bengaluru; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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