"I’m happy to inform that we have a fight September 15!!!! #CaneloGGG2," wrote promoter Oscar De La Hoya, who recently took to social media to announce that a deal has been reached for a highly-anticipated September 15 rematch beween multi-division world champion Canelo Alvarez and undefeated middleweigth champion Gennady Golovkin. The news comes just hours after Golovkin turned down what was thought to be a "final" 42.5% offer from Golden Boy Promotions.
Throughout the day, De La Hoya had been taunting Golovkin on social media, urging him to accept the offer before the alleged 12PM PT deadline. Just moments before the deadline, however, Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler, informed Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez that they would be declining the proposed 57.5-42.5 split. It was then that a supposed "Hail Mary" pitch was made and the two sides came to an agreement on terms that have not been disclosed. Regardless of how it came about, fans will be pleased to know that Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will meet at T-Mobile Arena on September 15 to determine the true king of the middleweight division.
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