Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin to fight in September
- Author: Angelo Rivera May 08, 2017,
May 08, 2017, 4:41
With their score settled, Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. can go their separate ways, leaving behind a trail of overwhelming evidence that their paths never should have crossed in the ring.
Canelo Alvarez dominated his 164.5-pound catchweight fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After Saturday's fight, the Alvarez-Golovkin meeting was announced as a done deal for September 16.
"Tonight I showed I could move, I could box, I showed as a fighter I can do all things", Canelo said. He took two more fights - easy victories over England's Liam Smith and Chavez - before finally agreeing to face Golovkin. I said, yeah. A bad fight? The last time Triple G fought was last March against Daniel Jacobs.
"They stayed true to their world that we'd make this fight for September 2017, and here we are making the announcement", said K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler, Golovkin's promoter.
'Canelo looked very good tonight, and 100 percent he is the biggest challenge of my career.
Canelo was originally supposed to face the unbeaten Kazakstan native in September of past year, however, opted to face Liam Smith instead leading to a lot of criticism.
Speculation has been rife that McGregor and Mayweather were aiming for a September bout, but Canelo and Alvarez are set to face off on the 16th of that month.
"Everyone understands this is a tough fight for both of us", said Golovkin, appearing with Alvarez at the news conference after he had answered questions about the Chavez fight. Alvarez, whose lone loss was to Floyd Mayweather Jr., got against the ropes several times and absorbed combinations from Chavez before quickly recovering with uppercuts.
Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 34KOs) earned a hard fought decision against Marco Reyes (35-5, 26KOs) and keeps himself in the title fight mix. He's a good fighter, very fast and very consistent.
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In a preliminary bout, Joseph Aguirre (17-0) of Mexico won a six-round unanimous decision over countryman Angel Aispuro in the lightweight division.