Canelo Rematch with GGG Set for May 5th in Las Vegas
Golden Boy Promotions announced today that the much anticipated rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will be Saturday, May 5th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will be televised on HBO Pay-Per-View with a special airtime of 6 p.m. Tickets for Canelo vs. GGG 2 will go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 27th at 11:00 a.m. MT, and are priced at $5,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $800, $700, $500 and $300, not including applicable service charges and taxes. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.t-mobilearena.com or www.axs.com. When the two fighters met for the first time, tickets sold out in two weeks. This time, tickets could be gone in two hours.
"I am happy to return for the fourth time at T-Mobile Arena for this historic rematch against [Gennady] Golovkin," said Canelo in a media release from Golden Boy Promotions. "I opened the doors of this place to the world of boxing, and it has become my favorite venue. This is where the fight started, and this is where I'll end it by doing what I and my fans most desire: knocking him out."
"It feels right that the rematch returns to the scene of the crime," Golovkin told Golden Boy Promotions. "This time there will be no drama with a decision. I won the first fight and left the ring as world champion wearing all the belts. And I am going to win the second fight. It is going to be a record fight and a golden night for me and boxing at T-Mobile Arena."
Next Tuesday, both fighters will meet at Microsoft Square at LA Live to officially announce the big fight at a fan event. Let the hype begin.