The rematch months in the making will take place this coming Saturday night, as Canelo Alvarez takes on Gennady Golovkin live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Last year, the two fought to a draw, leaving many wanting a second fight to be signed. It was, but Alvarez received a suspension for taking a banned substance that forced the planned May bout to be scrapped.
Golovkin went on to defeat Vanes Marirosyan, pushing his overall record to 38-0-1 with 34 career finishes. Alvarez is 49-1-2 in his career and owns 34 knockouts.
The pay-per-view fight card begins at 8 p.m. ET with Roman Gonzalez taking on Moises Fuentes. Also scheduled will be David Lemieux vs. Gary O’Sullivan, along with Jaime Munguia defending his WBO junior middleweight title vs. Brandon Cook.
In the first bout between GGG and Alvarez, Dave Moretti scored it 115-113 for Golovkin, with Don Trella coming up with 114-114. However, Adalaide Byrd had it 118-110 for Canelo, which surprised most watching who felt it was much, much closer than that.
Golovkin originally wanted the rematch to happen last December, but that never came to light.
The Ring Magazine middleweight title will also be up for grabs, along with the WBA (Super), WBC and IBO belts.