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Canelo-Golovkin Rematch Finalized For T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) will return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for a highly anticipated rematch on Cinco de Mayo. The first fight between the two world-class athletes sold out in only two weeks, and tickets will surely be in even higher demand as both fighters have promised they will not leave the rematch in the judges' hands. Canelo vs. GGG 2 will take place Saturday, May 5 and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
 
Tickets for Canelo vs. GGG 2 will go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 10:00 a.m. PT, and are priced at $5,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $800, $700, $500 and $300, not including applicable service charges and taxes. There will be a limit of 10 per person at the $5,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $800 and $700 price levels with a limit of two (2) per person at the $500 and $300 price levels. 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.
 
The two fighters will meet for the first time since last September's controversial draw at an event at Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE Tuesday, Feb. 27. More details will be announced shortly.

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"I am happy to return for the fourth time at T-Mobile Arena for this historic rematch against [Gennady] Golovkin," said Canelo. "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," said Golovkin. "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."
 
Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, said, "There is no better place to host the historic rematch between Canelo and Golovkin than T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas on a fight weekend during Cinco de Mayo is electric, and I know fans will travel from around the world to be here to participate in the celebratory atmosphere. Historic boxing matches like Canelo vs. GGG 2 belong in a place like Las Vegas, which offers fans the full and rich experience they are looking for on a big fight weekend."

"The last time they met in the ring, the tie went to the runner -- Canelo Alvarez," said
Tom Loeffler, promoter of Golovkin. "I think there is only one place to settle this dispute between the two best middleweights. The most appropriate place for the rematch is back at T-Mobile Arena. The venue was a sensational host to Team Golovkin and the fans were terrific. We'll see if T-Mobile Arena remains Canelo's favorite venue after he becomes Gennady's twentieth and record-tying title defense." 
 
Richard Sturm, President of Sports and Entertainment for MGM Resorts International, said, "T-Mobile Arena is the ideal venue to host a championship boxing event of this magnitude.  We look forward to celebrating Cinco de Mayo weekend with sports fans in Las Vegas and worldwide for what should be one of boxing's premier rematches."

Canelo vs. GGG 2 is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, "THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING," Hennessy, "Never Stop, Never Settle," Fred Loya Insurance, and Fathom Events. The event will take place Saturday, May 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shadoww702 on 03-11-2018

[QUOTE=Fetta;18514400]SECURED MY SEATS!! $800 per SECTION 104!! HERE I COME!!!![/QUOTE] Not bad!!! I think the rematch will be way better! Your gonna have a BLAST. Soo jealous

Comment by Fetta on 02-24-2018

[QUOTE=BigStomps;18509515]I went to the Canelo-Chavez fight last year and paid almost $800 for the $500 seats. And I got the tix the same day it went on sale. For the Canelo-Triple g fight the tixs were much more expensive so…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 02-24-2018

[QUOTE=GrandmasterWang;18512588]Haha, go us the draw bettors! Bookies learned their lesson and draw odds are way down this time. Who you got for the rematch? Surely you're not betting draw a second time? I can see GGG winning the rematch but…

Comment by GrandmasterWang on 02-23-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18511235]It was a draw. I know because I won $$$$. Everyone who bet GGG LOST $$$$.[/QUOTE] Haha, go us the draw bettors! Bookies learned their lesson and draw odds are way down this time. Who you got for the rematch?…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 02-23-2018

[QUOTE=SceneBoxer;18511075]idk if she #earnwithhearn :D but i think she's a bigtime poker player.[/QUOTE] Oh damn yea I think thats Liz Lieu. She used to be among the hottest poker players around. Sh^t I didn't know Hearn played poker. Looks like…

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