The trilogy talks between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are underway as CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya confirmed on Twitter.
The fight is supposed to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Cinco De Mayo weekend i.e May 4 which is a big Mexican holiday.
Oscar De La Hoya recently revealed in an interview with ESPN 97.5 Houston that discussions are underway for a trilogy between the two rivals.
— ESPN 97.5 Houston (@espn975) January 11, 2019
“Last night I had preliminary talks with Golovkin’s people. We threw it out there about fighting for the third time on Cinco de Mayo, which is the biggest weekend in boxing in Las Vegas,” De La Hoya said.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) January 12, 2019
He then later took to Twitter to announce that president of Golden Boy, Eric Gomez has been given marching order to carry on talks for the rematch.
Canelo Alvarez beat Gennady Golovkin via split decision on September 15, 2018, to win the WBC and WBA middleweight title. He then later moved up in weight class to fight Rocky Fielding of Great Britain and knocked him out to win the WBA super-middleweight title.
Although, GGG hasn’t signed to any particular network yet whereas Canelo Alvarez signed a five-year $365 Million deal with sports streaming network DAZN.