The Canelo Alvarez Vs. Triple-G Rematch Is Officially Happening
Boxing’s biggest fight of the year is back on.
Camps representing reigning middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez struck a last-minute deal to fight once again at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on September 15.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 13, 2018
Official terms haven’t been disclosed, but ESPN reports Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya—who represents Alvarez—negotiated a “Hail Mary” agreement to save the day.
After De La Hoya called ESPN to say the deadline had passed and there was no fight, saying that negotiations were “100 percent over,” things suddenly changed and the window for a deal to be finalized had opened a crack. Moments later, one of De La Hoya’s associates called ESPN back.
As it turned out, while De La Hoya was on the phone talking to ESPN, what was termed as a “Hail Mary” idea to save the fight was being discussed between Golden Boy president Eric Gomez and others involved in the fight and then communicated to Golovkin’s team.
Gomez said he was trying to reach De La Hoya during his interview with ESPN and he was frustrated because he wasn’t answering his phone. But ultimately, Gomez said, “We threw a Hail Mary and it was caught. The fight’s done.”
The hotly anticipated rematch was previously scheduled for May 5 but was cancelled after Alvarez twice tested for a banned substance.
Canelo and Triple G’s first bout generated 1.3 million pay-per-view buys and a $27 million gate. Projections for their sequel are around the $40 million mark.
Fans are already celebrating and placing their bets on which elite boxer will emerge victorious.
🔊The fight is on !
— Joanne Roman (@JoanneR60427806) June 14, 2018
GGG KO’s him this time.
— Brice Robinson 🇬🇧 (@BriceRobinson) June 13, 2018
GGG to get ko'd this time more like
— eck (@eck35461963) June 13, 2018
So now what? This time Canelo will be the clear winner.#boxingisbogas
— Reeny (@sweetreeny47) June 14, 2018
GGG IS gonna be a beast not having to do the ibf 10lbs over night check weight
— martin ricko shea (@sheabo10) June 14, 2018
Who you got?