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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin set for May rematch

Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will clash in a rematch in May.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are set to meet again in an eagerly-awaited May 5 rematch.

The announcement was made by actor and former wrestler The Rock 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.

Golovkin, who suffered the only blot on his 38-fight professional record as a result of the verdict, later tweeted: “You’re right. This time we won’t need the judges.”

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