Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez looks set to face Gennady Golovkin in a trilogy fight in September.
The Mexican superstar will return to super-middleweight, where he is undisputed champion, after a shock defeat against Dmitry Bivol.
El boxeo es así, a veces se gana y a veces se pierde, pero siempre con la frente en alto. Me quedo con la gran pelea que ofrecimos a la gente.
Volveremos a pelear y volveremos a ganar. pic.twitter.com/pPJexLo9FC
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) May 8, 2022
Alvarez had the option of a rematch with Bivol but will instead honour his agreement with Kazakhstan's Golovkin.
"In the next few days we will announce the September fight," he told ESPN.
"Surely, it will be against GGG because we already had that agreement, but I will also fight Bivol again."
The middleweight kings last met in in 2018 , with the Mexican winning a decision.
This followed a controversial draw in 2017, a fight in which both fighters felt they had won.
Golovkin turned 40 in April but has won four straight fights since their last fight, reclaiming the IBF and WBA (Super) middleweight titles in the process.
Before his defeat by Bivol on 7 May - only the second loss of his career - Alvarez had agreed to face Golovkin on 17 September.
Canelo Alvarez says he’s pushing ahead with the trilogy fight vs. GGG rather than a rematch with Dmitry Bivol. Sources tell ESPN Canelo had 30 days to decide his Sept. 17 opponent. He will now defend the undisputed super middleweight championship:https://t.co/97NxJ1446s
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) May 23, 2022