24
Jul
2019

‘Returning to the scene of the crime’ – Golovkin on Las Vegas venue for Canelo rematch

Golovkin v Canelo 2 23/02/2018

Gennady Golovkin is looking forward to setting the record straight on May 5 with a ‘Cinco de Mayo’ victory over Mexico’s own Canelo Alvarez.

‘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.

Tickets for Canelo vs. GGG 2 will go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 10:00 a.m. PT, and are priced at $5,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $800, $700, $500 and $300, not including applicable service charges and taxes. There will be a limit of 10 per person at the $5,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $800 and $700 price levels with a limit of two (2) per person at the $500 and $300 price levels. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.t-mobilearena.comor www.axs.com.
 
The two fighters will meet for the first time since last September’s controversial draw at an event at Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE Tuesday, Feb. 27. More details will be announced shortly.
 

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.

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