January 30, 2018 / 12:49 AM / 4 months ago

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.

“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.

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, 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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