First reported by ESPN.com‘s Dan Rafael, the highly anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are nearing an official date. May 5 is the plan.
“We’re still in discussions and I talked to Eric Gomez about 10 minutes ago trying to work out the deal. We are working on concessions on both sides,” said Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler to ESPN. “It clearly makes the most sense to do it on May 5 and that’s what we’re focused on.”
The fight is set to be finalized by the end of this week. Possible locations are T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Madison Square Garden in New York City, or AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
“Madison Square Garden wants to make an offer that would be the biggest gate in New York history, and everybody knows the numbers from the first fight, when we achieved the third-biggest gate in boxing history,” said Loeffler. “If Texas or New York wants this fight they know what they’re up against knowing what Las Vegas can generate.”
It looks like boxing fans will be getting another mega fight between two of the sport’s most cherished stars. In their last fight, Golovkin was expected to win after 12 rounds but a controversial score card by Adalaide Byrd resulted in a draw. It will be interesting to see which venue can offer a bigger stage for the fight as opposed to Las Vegas.