The most likely scenario for a 2016 fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez appears to be playing out, as TMZ is reporting that the sides have come to an agreement for a bout in the second half of 2016, with each man taking a fight in the first half of the year as a tune-up.
From TMZ Sports:
With news that reps for both fighters have finally struck a deal to fight for the WBC Middleweight title -- GGG tells TMZ Sports, "I'm looking forward to the super fight with Canelo for the fans next year to show who is the best."
We spoke with GGG's rep who tells us, "The fight will most likely take place 2nd half of 2016."
"Both will have fights in early 2016, and then fight each other in the second half of the year."
Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO) will return to action on Saturday, May 7, while Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO) may come back to the ring sometime in the later winter or early spring in Monaco, if his yearly trip there stays a tradition in 2016.
Since Alvarez wants to fight on the two big Mexican holiday dates, the most likely date for Golovkin-Canelo would be Saturday, September 17.