This weekend (Sat., Sept. 17, 2022), Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin will collide for their third time in the ring. The event will be broadcasted through DAZN pay-per-view (PPV) and takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Today (Thurs., Sept. 15, 2022), the two combatants stared each other down at the conclusion of a press conference.
Golovkin’s (42-1-1) only career blemishes have come from his first two bouts with Canelo. Fighting to a split draw in Sept. 2017, Golovkin lost their rematch one full year later via majority decision. The 40-year-old legend has won four fights since, finishing all but one of his opponents.
Canelo, on the other hand, is in rebound mode after being upset by Dmitry Bivol in a May 2022 unanimous decision loss (watch highlights). Bivol snapped what was an eight-fight win streak for the Mexican, starting with his win over “GGG” in their rematch.
The trilogy bout has all the potential for Canelo to put a stamp on this rivalry and put it behind him once and for all. A Golvkin win, however, would tie up the series in a similar fashion to Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno in Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) Flyweight division. We’ll find out what’s in store on Saturday night.
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