By James K. Attaglo Wilson

After halting the enviable record of three-belt middleweight champion [Gennady Golovkin] on September 16, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Mexico’s famous champion Saul Canelo Alvarez is ready to have a go at the knockout machine [GGG] again in May 2018 can confirm.

“I want [GGG] to be my first fight of 2018,” Canelo’s statement to Boxing Scene reads.

“I do not want another fight that is not the tiebreaker with Golovkin, and that’s what we’re going to try to do,” he adds.

The highest point in that epic encounter [Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin] was Adalaide Byrd’s controversial scorecard of 118-110 which became the subject of the night, but the Mexican [Canelo] believes that he won the fight.

Canelo Alvarez in shades
Canelo Alvarez in shades
“I feel that I was the winner, but that’s boxing,” Canelo said. “I told everyone that it would be a great fight, I feel very happy with what I did, the people were happy and now they want to see the rematch.”

Meanwhile, latest figures released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission suggest that the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight produced 1.3 million pay-per-view buys and a rematch is likely to double the figure on the table.

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