The first bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin revealed two irrefutable truths about boxing; both men are titans in the sport, and officials continue to threaten the longevity of the Sweet Science with questionable scorecards.

After fighting to a draw in September of 2017, the long-gestating rematch has finally been agreed to on the unofficial biggest boxing weekend in the States; Cinco de Mayo.

According to Lance Pugmire of The Los Angeles Times, Canelo’s team has signed off and GGG and co. will follow through in the “next few days.”

One of the most notable changes will be that there is no rematch clause in either contract. Thus, what had seemed to be set up for a trilogy of fights (thanks to the draw), now seems more likely to be one final fight.

Early speculation points to either a return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, or a change of venue to Madison Square Garden where GGG is the very early betting favorite.

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