By Miguel Rivera
WBC, WBA middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez had denied the circulating rumors of a trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin on May 4th in Las Vegas.
Rumors ran wild after the Nevada State Athletic Commission made a mistake by listing a venue hold for a May 4th event in Las Vegas with Golden Boy Promotions (who handle Canelo) and GGG Promotions as co-promoters.
Canelo won a twelve round majority decision over Golovkin in their September rematch at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. They first met in September 2017, at the very same venue, and that contest ended in a controversial twelve round draw.
At the moment, Golovkin is a network free agent.
Both of their contests were handled by HBO Pay-Per-View.
A few months ago, HBO announced their decision to eliminate boxing from their programming roster. The network televised their final show last Saturday night.
Canelo signed an exclusive five year, 11 fight deal with streaming service DAZN.
Golovkin has received offers from ESPN, DAZN and Premier Boxing Champions.
Canelo is back in action on Saturday night in New York City. He moves up to the super middleweight limit of 168-pounds to challenge WBA "regular" champion Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden.
Win or lose, Canelo is planning to return to the middleweight division.
And while he fully intends to fight in May, as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend, there have been zero discussions regarding a third bout with Golovkin.
"No, we have not had any talks or approaches [on a third Golovkin fight]... they are rumors. Me personally, I have not had talks or talked about it. I like to respect what I have in front of me, I have a great challenge on December 15. And once I get past it, I'll take a vacation and then we'll see what's on the table for May. At this time it's only rumors," Canelo told ESPN Deportes.