‘GGG’ was forced to settle for a draw the first time the pair met in September, with negotiations for the venue stalling this time around due to Golovkin’s reluctance to head back to the fight capital of the world.
With the agreement announced a full three weeks before the T-Mobile Arena setting, Golovkin is finally focused on returning to Nevada to put right his obvious wrong.
“It feels right that the rematch returns to the scene of the crime,” said Golovkin.
“This time there will be no drama with a decision. I won the first fight and left the ring as world champion wearing all the belts.
And I am going to win the second fight. It is going to be a record fight and a golden night for me and boxing at T-Mobile Arena.”
Putting his WBA, WBC, IBF, Ring and IBO straps on the line, Golovkin can cement his place as the pound for pound king with victory over Canelo before contemplating a move up in weight by the end of 2018.
Canelo vs. GGG 2 is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle,” Fred Loya Insurance, and Fathom Events.
The event will take place Saturday, May 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.