Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is planning to settle his longstanding feud with Gennadiy Golovkin in the coming months.

The two boxers will meet for the third, and likely final time, on September 17th. The venue has yet to be finalized.

Their first fight took place in 2017, at middleweight, with a controversial twelve round split draw in Las Vegas.

The rematch took place a year later, also in Las Vegas, with Canelo winning a close twelve round majority decision in a close contest.

Canelo, who holds the WBO, IBF, WBA, WBC titles at super middleweight, is entering the third encounter as a very heavy favorite.

Golovkin is the IBF, IBO, WBA world champion at middleweight - and moves up to 168-pounds to take the fight.

There are many factors being spotlighted in the bout.

Golovkin is now 40-years-old and appears to be slowing down. He's been very hittable in recent fights.

On the other hand, Canelo is coming off his career defeat since the 2013 decision loss to Floyd Mayweather. Earlier this month, Canelo moved up to the light heavyweight limit of 175-pounds and lost a unanimous decision to WBA champion Dmitry Bivol.

Canelo says the third meeting is personal to him. He claims Golovkin has been trashing him on a consistent basis since their rematch.  

"It's always been very personal with him. That will never go away. After we finished the two fights, it still feels the same [very personal]. [Golovkin] has never stopped talking about me. If you see, I never mentioned his name," Canelo told Erika Montoya of DAZN.

"I've always been in his mouth, he's always talked about me, and that makes it even more personal. The fact that there is this rivalry puts an extra element there. It makes me train harder. I try harder. Personally, I sometimes feel better that it exists."