The effect of the current pandemic caused by the Coronavirus has been drastic all around the world. One industry that was greatly affected was the sports world where all of the major events were scrapped.
But on Wednesday, The Athletic reported a shade of light in this time of crisis as Mexican Canelo Alvarez and Kazakh Gennadiy Golovkin have verbally agreed to face each other once again for the third time.
Alvarez who holds an impressive record of 53 wins (36 KOs), 2 draws and only 1 defeat has edged out Golovkin in their secons meeting last September 2018 via Majority Decision. Their first meeting in September 2017 ended in a controversial split draw.
Although financial terms, venue, weight class and other details are not yet revelaed as persons close to the situation are still finalizing it, this news somehow gives some sort of a silver lining to the boxing community.
Alvarez was scheduled to meet Billy Joe Saunders on May 2 which is likely to be moved in another date, this trilogy bout with Golovkin is likely to go down in September.
Golovkin meanwhile is tasked to defend his title against challenger Kamil Szeremata before getting another crack at Canelo later this year.