The Golovkin vs Canelo rematch has been officially confirmed a short time ago through one of the most geniuses boxing announcements this writer has seen in some time.
The part two is going to be big – we all know that.
The controversy from the first fight, coupled with the fact it was a terrific contest as a spectacle, will make the part two as big as anything in boxing this year.
But how do you announce something this big?
Well, HBO Boxing contacted their old buddy The Rock of all people to make the announcement a short time ago on social media:
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Rematches are funny things. Sometimes they’re cash grabs, put into works before the first fight even happens. Then you have times where it’s absolutely necessary. When two of the best in their field, possibly ever, met face to face and delivered an epic performance that didn’t have a resolution. As a competitor it eats at you, creates a void that can not be fulfilled until you meet again in the ring. As a fan, it’s something special because you know you’re watching greatness and history unfolding before your eyes. Fight fans around the world, I’m honored and fired up to announce this rematch. @HBO @canelo @gggboxing #CaneloGGG2 #ItAintGonnaBeAnotherDraw
Well played lads. Well bloody played.
Roll on what could be one of the very, very best fights in the sport of boxing this year.
Golden Boy also brought out this promo video to announce the bout tonight:
— Golden Boy Boxing (@GoldenBoyBoxing) January 29, 2018