Canelo Álvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch set for 5 May

  • Two fighters were involved in controversial draw last September
  • GGG had won all 38 fights until his fight against Mexican opponent

Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin are set to meet again in an eagerly-awaited 5 May rematch. The announcement was made by actor and former wrestler Dwayne Johnson in a video released by the US pay-per-view network Home Box Office.

The middleweight stars fought a hugely controversial draw in their first meeting last September. Judge Adelaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 in favour of Alvarez, a verdict which drew widespread condemnation and led to Byrd being stood down from major fights. The other two judges, Dave Moretti and Don Trella, scored 115-113 in favour of Golovkin and a 114-114 draw respectively.

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