Saul "Canelo", Alvarez, appears to have reached a settlement with his biggest rival before facing Dmitry Bivol. Alvarez said Tuesday that he would honor his earlier agreement to rematch Gennadiy Gorlovkin in September's trilogy bout, before trying to avenge his loss to Bivol.
Alvarez will face Golovkin on September 17 at a venue and location to be announced. It is expected that the bout will be for Alvarez’s four super middleweight world titles. It will be broadcast live on DAZN PPV.
Alvarez had signed a two-fight contract with DAZN earlier in the year. The first fight was against Bivol for WBA's light heavyweight title, and the second against Golovkin. Alvarez was able to outbox Bivol on May 7, and it seemed that he would prefer to rematch Bivol than face Golovkin.
Alvarez, however, stated that the fight against Golovkin would be held first during his Monday golf invitational speech.
"Perseverance is the key here, and we will do it again. We will be back in September, that is what is certain. We will announce the fight in the next days.
Both of Alvarez's fights against Golovkin in September 2017 ended in controversy. The September 2017 fight was close and many felt Golovkin had done enough. Golovkin received a scorecard of 115-113 and another of 114-114 draws. Alvarez was granted the third fight on a wide card of 118-110, which in no way represented the real reality.
The pair met again in September after the draw. The fight was intense and many observers believed that Golovkin had done enough for a narrow victory. Alvarez won the majority decision, winning two cards by scores 115-113 and the third at 114-114.
For years, fans have been clamouring for a third fight. Alvarez won the WBO light weight championship against Sergey Kovalev, unified three middleweight belts and all four super middleweight belts.
Golovkin won four consecutive fights since the defeat to Alvarez in the replay. He also unified the IBF and WBA middleweight world championships.