Rumours are circulating that Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin are preparing to face each other for a third time, so the WBC released the following statement to clear things up:
According to several sources, Mexican champion Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez has reached an agreement to go to the ring for the third time against Gennady Golovkin.
Although there is nothing official yet, “Canelo” and Golovkin need to win their next bouts, respectively, in order to light up their third match.
The first time the two warriors faced each other was in 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where it ended in a split draw.
A year later, Golovkin and Álvarez met again, also in Nevada, and the result was in favor of “Canelo” who got a majority decision with cards of 114-114, 115-113 and 115-113.