The two most famous middleweight boxers, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will compete a third time, by the end of 2020.
The official time of the match has not been fixed by the influence of Covid-19, but it will take place after Canelo Alvarez fights with Billy Joe Saunders, in the WBA Super belt match at super middleweight (76kg).
The match against Saunders is the fourth time that Canelo is in the ring, under contract with DAZN. If won, the Mexican punch would be the world champion in four weight classes, including light middleweight (70kg), middleweight (73kg), super middleweight (76kg), and light heavyweight (79kg).
However, Canelo currently owns only two belts, WBA Super middleweight class and WBO light heavyweight. The middleweight WBC belt he ceded to this organization to become the “franchise champion”. The middleweight IBF, which was won by Daniel Jacobs in May 2019, was stripped because Canelo’s team was out of contract with Sergiy Derevyanchenko, the fighter appointed by IBF to challenge him.
This IBF belt is now in the hands of Golovkin. The Kazakh boxer won after winning Derevyanchenko in October 2019. This is the second time “Triple G” owns this title. He held it from October 2015 to May 2018, before being stripped for not holding a title match, as designated by the IBF, in order to have time to play Canelo again in September.
The second match between Canelo and Golovkin. This is a stepping stone to bring Canelo winner to the top of fame.
Both Canelo and Golovkin are both men of DAZN, but in the agreement with the online video streaming service, only Golovkin’s contract has a clause to host a third match with a Mexican rival. According to ESPN, this is an excuse for Canelo to ask for $ 35 million to fight with Golovkin.
Golovkin joined DAZN later than Canelo. He signed in early 2019, with a three-year contract with six matches. The amount of 37-year-old boxer received less than Canelo, but reached $ 100 million. The third showdown between Canelo and Golovkin, respectively, is the fifth and fourth match for the two boxers.
Golovkin is currently preparing to hold the IBF title, before Kamil Szeremeta. According to the original schedule, the match was held on February 29, but is now delayed because of Covid-19. ESPN said the Kazakh boxer once intended to take this game to his home town, but gave up on it later due to a calf injury. You can be in upper house on June 27.