January 30, 2018 / 12:49 AM / in 7 months

Boxing - Golovkin-Alvarez rematch set for May 5

(Reuters) - A hotly anticipated rematch between middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will be held on May 5 at a location yet to be determined, fight promoters said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO - 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

Their previous fight on Sept. 16 in Las Vegas ended in a controversial draw when Kazakhstan’s Golovkin and Mexico’s Alvarez each got the nod from one judge, while the third declared it a draw.

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

“Golovkin, this time you won’t need the judges. I’m going to knock you out,” Alvarez said in Spanish in an online promotion of the fight.

Golovkin, who holds the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO belts, is unbeaten with a 37-0-1 record while Alvarez is 49-1-2, with his only loss coming against Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

“This time we won’t need the judges,” said Golovkin, who is also nicknamed ‘Triple G.’

Reporting by Rory Carroll; Editing by Greg Stutchbury

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