Two-weight world champion Canelo Alvarez has confirmed he’s fully on board with a rematch against Gennady Golovkin in May 2018.
The pair shared twelve rounds back in September resulting in a debated draw, but which was widely considered to be one of the best contests of the year.
Immediately upon the scores being read out by Michael Buffer at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, talk switched to a return and Canelo, for the first time, has spoken publicly about his desire to accept.
“For me, the priority is (to face Golokvin again),” Canelo told ESPN Deportes.
“Right now I’m going to rest, but the priority is the tiebreaker in May. We will try to make the fight, do the best we can do to make it in May.”
On Golovkin possibly taking a fight beforehand, Canelo added: “It’s up to them, I’m in for the tiebreaker. We have to negotiate, we’re ready, it’s my priority for May.”
Canelo v Golovkin II should now be full steam ahead for Saturday, May 5 at boxing’s capital in Nevada as both sides begin the difficult task of coming to an agreement with their respective terms.
The first helping took an age to sort out, as far as the fans were concerned, as Canelo and Golden Boy put certain stipulations in place to keep the Mexican as the A-side.
Golovkin may now fight his corner on that note, which could, in turn, make a satisfactory arrangement more difficult moving forward.
All in the sport want to see this fight go down again in a bid to crown the world’s best middleweight (which is GGG upon the viewing of the initial bout), although nothing is set in stone until the two pound for pound stars officially sign on the dotted line for the spring.