Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will face the unbeaten Gennady Golovkin on September 16th after a points victory over Julio Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
‘GGG’ was ringside to watch ‘Canelo’ ease to victory against Chavez Jr. by a score of 120-108 on all three scorecards. The Mexican outlanded his opponent by 228 to just 71 throughout the contest. Alvarez stayed active throughout the fight, employing an active and incredibly accurate jab which would often set up more colourful attacks while Chavez Jr. struggled to mount any robust offence of his own.
Immediately after the bout, Alvarez announced that his next bout with be against Golovkin in September with the Kazakh putting his WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles on the line against the WBO title held by Alvarez. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya announced that the fight is “signed, sealed and delivered” for the mid-September date.
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— Gennady Golovkin (@GGGBoxing) May 7, 2017
— Sugar Ray Leonard (@SugarRayLeonard) May 7, 2017
The clash between the 51-1 Alvarez and 37-0 Golovkin has long been considered one of the biggest fights that could currently be made in boxing. “I feel excited to be part of this big drama show”, Golovkin, who defeated Kell Brook last September in his last bout, said of the fight with Canelo.
The Canelo vs. GGG clash is likely the most high profile boxing match to be officially booked since Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao in two years ago.