Oscar De La Hoya confirms Alvarez-Golovkin rematch in September

'Canelo's' can return to ring from six-month suspension for a doping violation on August 17

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, Canelo Alvarez poses on the scale during a weigh-in, in Las Vegas. It was announced Monday, March 5, 2018, that Alvarez has tested positive for the banned drug clenbuterol, and promoters of his rematch with Gennady Golovkin blame contaminated meat. Alvarez's test showed traces of the drug. The director of the testing lab said the amount was consistent with meat contamination. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will face Kazakhstan's world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a rematch on September 15, the Mexican boxer's promoter Oscar De La Hoya has said.

The duo could not be separated after last year's bout at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, allowing Golovkin to retain his World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) belts.

"I'm happy to inform that we have a fight September 15," De La Hoya wrote on Twitter.

A rematch scheduled for May 5 was cancelled after Alvarez failed a drug test for banned substance clenbuterol.

The 27-year-old Mexican has been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission but will be allowed to return to the ring from August 17.

The IBF stripped knock-out specialist Golovkin of his middleweight title after he failed to set up a mandatory defence against Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko.