- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The on-again, off-again fight is on again.

Golden Boy Promotions tweeted out Wednesday evening that the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch is now a go.

“The deal is done,” Golden Boy Boxing tweeted out, saying in a hashtag that the two men will fight Sept. 15.

Golden Boy Boxing promotes Mr. Alvarez, whose troubles with PED-testing was one factor that pushed off the long-awaited rematch for months. In recent weeks, the sticking point had been how to split the purse.

Both Mr. Alvarez and Mr. Golovkin are plausible contenders for best pound-for-pound boxer in the world and their first fight ended in an unsatisfactory draw.

According to ESPN, Golden Boy’s final offer was a split of 57.5 percent to 42.5 percent in Mr. Alvarez’s favor. They had given Mr. Golovkin’s promoters until Wednesday afternoon to accept, saying their man would otherwise move forward with a plan to fight American Daniel Jacobs in September.

Mr. Jacobs fought Mr. Golovkin in March 2017 and, although the Kazakh fighter won, the unanimous decision was the first time in his career he’d went the full 12-round championship distance.

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