Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Gennady “GGG” Golovkin: The World Awaits
By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com
June 22, 2017
Brooklyn, N.Y. (MSG/The Theater) – “And to think we’re three months away.” – Oscar De La Hoya
On September 16, live at the T-Mobile Arena, the world will finally get to see the long-awaited Middleweight Supremacy Championship fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.
Boxing and fight fans have been clamoring to see both men face each other and it is finally taking place. This a fight that will truly change the course and reshape boxing’s history. Two champions, both highly skilled and possessing extreme knockout power, facing each other in the prime of their careers, is what boxing is all about.
Oscar De La Hoya: CEO and Chairman of the Board/Golden Boy Promotions
“We’re in for a special treat on September 16th. This fight was made at a perfect timing in boxing. This fight is taking place on the Mexican Independence Day. This is the perfect fight to transcend the sport. It is the icing on the cake. You’re going to get action! You’re going to get a great fight! It’s a guaranteed knockout fight! This fight is not at a catch-weight. It will be at 160lb. It is for the true middleweight championship. Canelo and Golovkin will deliver one of the best fights in boxing’s history.”
Alvarez, the current Lineal 160lb Champion, holds a record of (49-1-1, 34 KOs). The former WBC middleweight Champion, WBC Super Welterweight Champion, WBA Super Welterweight Champion, and WBO Super Welterweight Champion continues to grow in skill level from all his previous fights.
Alvarez has shown patience while also picking apart previous opponents, ultimately landing a series of powerful combinations to the head and body of his opponent or one thrashing blow that closes show. He has rightfully taken his place amongst the elite in boxing and is primed and ready to face the biggest, hardest, strongest opponent he’s ever faced in his career.
“It’s going to be a tough fight but I will be 100% ready for this fight. The fans demanded this fight and I’m ready. It motivates me that the fans wanted this fight. It’s the best moment for me.”
“He has power. The key to beating him is to be smart and to be elusive and not stand in front of him.”
Golovkin, the current WBC World Middleweight Champion, WBA Super World Middleweight Champion, IBF World Middleweight Champion, and International Boxing Organization World Middleweight Champion holds a record of (37-0, 33 KOs).
Golovkin has the highest knockout percentage in the history of the middleweight division. His ring entry music alone sets the tone for thrilling action. He’s a dominating champion who continues to give fights fans dramatic fights. His love for what he calls “Mexican-Fighting Style” continues to draw fans in, eagerly waiting to see his thunderous power unleashed on the victim who dares to stand in front of him.
“I’m ready for this fight. I believe Canelo will be ready. Of course, everyone is excited for this fight. This is an amazing fight for boxing. We will bring an amazing show for everyone. Right now, this is the best fight for boxing. The time for us is amazing. Everyone wants this fight.”
From London, to New York City, to Los Angeles, Golden Boy Promotions and K2 Promotions have put together a fantastic press tour and red-carpet affair. With the fight being shown on HBO-PPV this is without a doubt a “can’t miss affair.”
Bernard Hopkins (former UNDISPUTED MIDDLEWIGHT CHAMPION, future HALL of FAME INDUCTEE; PARTNER of GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS):
“I’m going to keep it real simple: someone is going to get knocked out. It’s a tradition in boxing to pass the torch. A unification is needed. This is needed to cement each fighter’s legacy in history. It’s a 50-50 fight. GGG is a confident champion as well as Canelo. There might be a second one; but for now, this fight is going to be a great one.”
The Middleweight Supremacy fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will take place on September 16, live at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Presented by live by HBO PAY-PER-VIEW, the scheduled main-event will begin at 11pm Eastern, as the world will be glued to their television screens, watching intently to see who will come out as the victor.
For more information related to this mega-fight between, follow:
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Oscar De La Hoya
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