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Canelo-Golovkin Trilogy Official For September 17

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Mexican star Canelo Alvarez will face middleweight great Gennadiy Golovkin for the third time on September 17, live on DAZN pay-per-view.

Canelo lost via unanimous decision to Bivol earlier this month, though had the contractual option of an immediate rematch.

Now the focus switched back to super-middleweight where he will defend his undisputed title against the Kazakh king, who campaigns at the weight for the first time in his storied career.

Alvarez and Golovkin have shared 24 thrilling rounds already in this hottest of rivalries and the pair will meet for a third time, five years after their first battle ended in a controversial draw and then the Mexican star edging out Golovkin via majority decision.

“I feel very happy and proud to be able to give the best fights and this fight won’t be an exception,” said Canelo.

“I hope to see you on September 17,” said Golovkin.

“Let’s push ahead without going backwards,” said Eddy Reynoso. “A Mexican never surrenders, let’s push forward.

“The Canelo vs. GGG trilogy is the biggest fight in boxing and I am delighted to get this made for September 17,” said Eddie Hearn. “These are two men that bitterly dislike each other and want to end this incredible series with a blistering KO.

“I truly believe this will be the most thrilling fight between these two great champions and it will be fireworks from the first bell to the last man standing.”