Four-division champion Canelo Alvarez and IBF middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin verbally agreed on financial terms for a trilogy fight, sources told Lance Pugmire of The Athletic.
Alvarez still reportedly plans to fight Billy Joe Saunders at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena before the Golovkin bout. Organizers worked Monday to finalize an official postponement announcement for the previously slated May 2 event, according to Pugmire, who added that a lengthy delay caused by the coronavirus outbreak could convince officials to skip that fight.
The trilogy bout between Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) and Golovkin (40-1-1, 45 KOs) could reportedly happen on Sept. 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Their first fight against each other ended in a draw in September 2017 before Alvarez won by majority decision in September 2018.
Golovkin sustained a calf injury while training for his title defense against Kamil Szeremeta, and a date for a June fight was being negotiated before the pandemic forced many postponements, according to Pugmire.