Oscar De La Hoya: Canelo Alvarez Booked for Fight in May vs. Unknown Opponent

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 16, 2018

Mexico's Canelo Alvarez celebrates after a WBA super middleweight championship boxing match against England's Rocky Fielding Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in New York. Alvarez stopped Fielding in the third round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Golden Boy Promotions' Oscar De La Hoya confirmed on Saturday night that Canelo Alvarez is scheduled to fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in May 2019, although an opponent has not been selected, according to ESPN.com's Arash Markazi.

It was revealed on Tuesday that the Nevada State Athletic Commission had listed a Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions event for May 4.

"We're putting a hold on that date," Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez said, per ESPN.com's Steve Kim. "That's it. They're assuming. We put a hold on that date for Canelo, May 4."

No official agreement for an Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin trilogy has been reached, though. Alvarez told CBSSports.com's Brian Campbell earlier in December that he was focused on his fight with Rocky Fielding but isn't opposed to a rematch with Golovkin.

After defeating Fielding in three rounds for the "regular" super middleweight title on Saturday night, Alvarez reiterated his stance:

Alvarez will be stepping into the ring next May. It remains to be seen, though, whether his opponent will be Golovkin or someone else.

Prior to Saturday night, each of Alvarez's previous two fights had been against GGG. The first bout was a draw back in September 2017, and Alvarez won the second matchup via majority decision on September 15.

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