The WBC ordered a Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), the WBC World Middleweight Champion, and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) rematch on Monday. This announcement was made during the sanctioning body's 55th annual convention (9/28-10/7) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The announcement came within weeks after the two men fought to a controversial split decision draw at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on September 16th. Prior to the WBC's recent announcement, both camps had already been in discussion for a rematch of the "Fight of the Year" candidate matchup. Both camps are considering a potential Cinco de Mayo rematch in 2018, a fight that seems bound to be part two of a trilogy between the two middleweights.
Stay tuned to The Weigh-In Boxing Blog and Podcast for more information on this mega-fight rematch.