Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will fight for a third time after Lance Pugmire of The Athletic revealed on Tuesday the two fighters have reached a verbal agreement over a trilogy bout to take place at a future date.
However, discussions are still taking place behind the scenes to arrange fights for when mass gatherings are deemed safe again.
Pugmire noted how the rescheduling of Alvarez's intended super middleweight unification fight with Billy Joe Saunders could determine when this trilogy bout takes place: "Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) still intends to first fight Saunders (29-0, 14 KOs) at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, sources say, followed by Golovkin.
The hope is for the trilogy bout to take place on Sept. 12 at AT&T Stadium outside Dallas, though date and site are not finalized at this time."
A third bout would give IBF middleweight Golovkin the chance to score his first victory over Alvarez.