'Canelo' Alvarez And Gennady Golovkin To Finally Fight
- Author: Julie Sanders May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 22:31
(50-3-1, 32 KOs) winning by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. Chavez Jr.is not ranked in any division of ESPN's rankings.
Breaking: Canelo Álvarez will fight Gennady Golovkin for the Middleweight Championship on September 16.
The fight was a dud and drew audible boos from the crowd because of how one-sided it was.
Asked what he had to say to Alvarez, Golovkin said "Good luck in September". "The fight is done". I've never feared anyone, since I was 16 fighting as a professional. "When I was born, fear was gone", he said through a translator.
"I showed I can move, box and do all those things against a fighter who was bigger", Alvarez said.
Critics charged that Alvarez was afraid of the fight - or that de la Hoya didn't want to risk the top fighter in the Golden Boy stable.
"Everywhere in the world is bidding over this fight", De La Hoya said. I would bring him into the ropes and I thought I would throw punches so I could showcase myself, but he wouldn't do it.
He landed 228 punches to just 71 for Chavez and an incredible 31 percent of his jabs connected as he had his way with former champion Chavez, who has largely made his career off the name of his famous boxing champion father Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.
It's one of those nights in boxing that no matter where you're from in the world though, if you're just a fight fan in general, you know it's a big fight night for many a reason. Mayweather helped increase the popularity of the weekend for boxing with his annual fights, most notably against Manny Pacquiao in 2015. He put it down to being out of action for so long before the fight, only boxing once a year ago.
Thus, tonight, the stage was set of an utter beatdown from Canelo. I had an opponent that had a lot more weight than me, but I proved I'm versatile.
After knocking out Amir Khan a year ago, Alvarez then dropped down to super-welterweight, another knockout win over Liam Smith. "In September, it will be a different style - ca big drama show", Golovkin said.
"And that's what you see, the build-up from that fight to now, he's gotten better and better and you can't see that with all generations of fighters. It is an incredible fight for everybody". "We negotiated back and forth several times".