“I said in the build-up, it’s like Canelo wants to handicap himself and fight these big, great champions to test himself, and tonight it was maybe a bridge too far against a great light heavyweight world champion. But knowing Saul, I would think he would only want one fight, which is the rematch with Dmitry Bivol.”
The news of Golovkin and Canelo’s trilogy venue being confirmed comes just days after Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk was confirmed. Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles in a surprise defeat to Usyk, who had made the step up from the cruiserweight division.
Usyk won via unaminous decision after outboxing the Brit and will be looking to defend his belts on August 20.