We’re less than three weeks away from the hotly anticipated rematch between Middleweight boxing greats Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, which means it’s time for HBO to rev up the marketing engine. Unsurprisingly, the premium cable network turned to its regular standby, “24/7,” to get fans hyped for the blockbuster pay-per-view (PPV) showdown inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sept. 15, 2018.
Enjoy the dulcet tones of Liev Schreiber as we look at the fighters’ preparations, tinged heavily with a fresh coat of antipathy after Canelo’s failed drug test for clenbuterol derailed the initial date earlier this year.
We start, of course, with a look at their first meeting on Sept. 16, 2017, which saw multiple momentum swings but appeared to be a clean Golovkin victory. Instead, two judges turned in an eyebrow-raising 114-114 and an inexplicable, nauseating 118-110 Alvarez from Adalaide Byrd.
Then comes the drug test, subsequent Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing, and fight between Golovkin and late replacement Vanes Martirosyan. All we really see of the future is a bit of preparation from Canelo alongside his young daughter.
The card takes place on Sept. 15, 2018, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on HBO Boxing PPV, and will also feature young prospect Jaime Munguia and knockout artist David Lemieux.