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Dana White: Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin jacked Sept. 16 date from Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

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Too slow to the draw.

If you tuned into last night’s (Sat., May 6, 2017) boxing extravaganza that saw Saul “Canelo” Alvarez school Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., for 12 rounds (highlights here), you were treated to a surprise announcement revealing that “Canelo” would finally face Gennady Golovkin on September 16, 2017, more than likely in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Perhaps two people that were caught off guard the most were Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Conor McGregor, as the Sept. 16 date was the one targeted by the two combatants for their proposed showdown.

“We just lost our date to Canelo and Triple-G, but good, that’s a good fight. I’ll be at that one, too,” revealed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White to the media backstage at The T-Mobile Arena via Fight Hub (courtesy of Fox Sports).

As for the fight itself, White couldn’t be more thrilled, as he says “GGG,” Alvarez and a matchup between them is just what boxing needs.

“Canelo looked good tonight, Canelo looked awesome. Triple-G’s fun man, he’s the type of guy boxing needs, so it will be a fun fight. So is Canelo, Canelo went at it tonight. The fans win that fight. That’s gonna be a real fight. That’s gonna be a fun one,” White said, who also couldn’t stop singing Anthony Joshua’s praises last week.

The date -- and perhaps location -- debacle is now the newest and latest obstacle standing in the way of the much-talked about Conor vs. Mayweather fight, which is still far from becoming official.

Or is this just the latest distribution of wolf tickets?

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