Gennady Golovkin agreed to fight Billy Joe Saunders in August

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With the above Tweet, Oscar De La Hoya, head of Golden Boy Promotions announced Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin II, a rematch that seemed like it might not ever happen.

"Still working on it", Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler relayed following the deadline, as Golovkin was in Moscow for the opening ceremonies of the 2018 World Cup.

The two fighters had been due to fight each other in Las Vegas on May 5 before the middleweight bout was cancelled after Alvarez failed two drug tests.

Should Alvarez beat Golovkin he will strip the 36-year-old of his world titles and become the No.1 middleweight in the division. Martirosyan, who hadn't fought in almost two years, barely landed a punch on Golovkin, who scored a vicious knockout at StubHub Center in Los Angeles.

It finally looks like we're going to get some closure on one of the most frustrating rivalries in modern boxing as a new date has been set for the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. has learned that Jacobs isn't willing to accept the undisclosed offer Golden Boy has made thus far for what would be an HBO Pay-Per-View main event.

Mexico's Alvarez, 27, resumed training recently for what will be his first fight in nearly exactly a year.

While the proposition of a rematch was floated immediately after the conclusion of that initial fight, a number of issues delayed the second meeting - most notably, Alvarez testing positive for a banned substance in March.