Golovkin-Alvarez boxing rematch set for May 5

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Sep 16, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Gennady Golovkin (green trunks) and Canelo Alvarez (blue trunks) box during the world middleweight boxing championship at T-Mobile Arena. The bout ended in a draw. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Boxing: Canelo vs Golovkin

Sep 16, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Gennady Golovkin (green trunks) and Canelo Alvarez (blue trunks) box during the world middleweight boxing championship at T-Mobile Arena. The bout ended in a draw. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - A hotly anticipated rematch between middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez will be held on May 5 at a location yet to be determined, fight promoters said on Monday.

Their previous fight on Sept. 16 in Las Vegas ended in a controversial draw when Kazakhstan's Golovkin and Mexico's Alvarez each got the nod from one judge, while the third declared it a draw.

"Golovkin, this time you won't need the judges. I'm going to knock you out," Alvarez said in Spanish in an online promotion of the fight.

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Golovkin, who holds the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO belts, is unbeaten with a 37-0-1 record while Alvarez is 49-1-2, with his only loss coming against Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

"This time we won't need the judges," said Golovkin, who is also nicknamed 'Triple G.'

(Reporting by Rory Carroll; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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