Canelo Alvarez Vs. Gennady Golovkin
Just The Facts ...
On Saturday September the 16th, we will finally see our first highly anticipated boxing match in a long time. No, Mayweather vs. McGregor was not anticipated for the boxing community. It was a cash grab, and it worked flawlessly.
From the circus to the serious, Canelo vs. GGG should provide us with the entertainment boxing enthusiasts have been hoping to see for several years.
Alvarez will be moving up to 160lbs to take on the unified champion in Golovkin.
Alvarez hasn't lost a match since is majority decision loss to Mayweather back in 2013, and most recently secured a one-sided unanimous decision victory against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6.
Golovkin hasn't lost a match, and he last fought in March to retain his belts, and undefeated record as he earned a unanimous decision victory against Daniel Jacobs.
These fighters have seemingly fought all comers, as legitimately as you could say that in the boxing community.
Golovkin's last five opponents have a combined record of 139-4. His opponents: Jacobs, Brook, Wade, Lemieux, and Monroe Jr. GGG currently has 18 defenses, and is looking to close in on the record held by Bernard Hopkins of 20 title defenses.
Alvarez's last five opponents have a combined record of 176-10-2. His opponents: Chaves Jr., Smith, Khan, Cotto, and Kirkland.
With all the hype of mixed martial arts these days, and how it seems to be moving into the main stream, as boxing moves out. (MMA has several television shows, to include networks like Spike and Fox here in the US) it will be extremely important for this fight to provide us with some old school boxing entertainment, entertainment we missed out on with the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight.
September 16th of 2017 should provide not only boxing fans, but all sports enthusiasts with some of the best sports entertainment in the world. It will also bring boxing back to the marginal fan, and at least for a time, allow boxing to relieve a glory day that seems to be slipping away.
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