As expected, the two superstars will meet again in a rematch to determine a winner and crown a true, undisputed champion of the middleweight division and they will do so on one of boxing’s most hallowed dates: May 5 on HBO PPV. The Cinco de Mayo weekend date has long been a big boxing day, with Floyd Mayweather adopting it as his official annual fight date for years, and Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez has now taken that mantle.
That date has been rumored as the targeted rematch date since before the first fight even happened, and after the draw there was never a doubt the two would get back in the ring to settle things. Golden Boy Promotions and HBO Boxing made the official announcement Monday afternoon with what will assuredly be the first of many hype videos.
If the fight is anything like the first one, it will be a must-watch event once again and maybe this one will feature a stoppage that leaves no doubt who the victor is. If it’s another close decision, a trilogy would almost certainly be in order.