Mexican Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will meet Gennady Golovkin in a Las Vegas super-fight after easing to a points win over compatriot Julio Chavez Jr.
Immediately after the obligatory drubbing was dispensed, Alvarez and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin of Russian announced that their mega-fight would happen September 16, 2017, the Mexican Independence Day holiday.
Golovkin is a flawless 37-0 in his career and last fought in March when he defeated Daniel Jacobs to retain his titles.
"Triple-G, you are next my friend", the Mexican said. Both fighters made the weight comfortably and will step into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight's fight should be a prelude to that match, so I see Alvarez cruising to a decision win with his power and speed. First things first: "I knew I had to win this fight, and we showed it", Alvarez said. "I wanted to try something new", he said post-fight. "I'm very happy and I'm very appreciative of my fans and I'll give them 100 percent all the time", he said.
But while last nights "Mexican War" was a dud, the same can not be said about the impending biggest fight of the year. This one was supposed to be a tough fight as well.
"We just lost our date to Canelo and GGG, but that's a good fight", White told Fight Hub, via Bloody Elbow.
It's the biggest fight boxing can make right now and the one fight fans have been screaming out for.
The 164.5-pound (74.6 kg) bout Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) vs Chavez Jr (50-3-1, 32 KOs) headlined the pay-per-view event on Saturday May 6.
Canelo was originally supposed to face the unbeaten Kazakstan native in September of previous year, however, opted to face Liam Smith instead leading to a lot of criticism. "But, I always say, Canelo Alvarez is the best because I fight the best".
But the Alvarez-Golovkin matchup is too tempting, Atlas indicated. I think what tonight demonstrates is that you can't wish a big fight into existence. Additionally, this fight will be fought at almost 10 pounds heavier (164.5) than any previous fight for Alvarez who typically fights at 155.style="text-align: center;"