Following the HBO Boxing pay-per-view between Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Julio César Chávez Jr. on Saturday, May 6, it was revealed that the victorious Alvarez would next face middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin.
The bout, one of boxing’s most anticipated match-ups, will take place Saturday, Sept. 16. One of the potential landing spots for the bout is the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will be a middleweight championship affair.
Golovkin enters the bout with a perfect, 37-0 record that includes 33 knockouts. The 35-year-old was most recently in action in March, claiming a decision win over Daniel Jacobs.
Alvarez, meanwhile, moved his record to 49-1-1 with his lopsided decision win over Chavez Jr. The Mexican’s lone loss came against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013.
More details about the event, including the undercard lineup, will be announced at a later date.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.