Canelo Alvarez takes on Gennadiy Golovkin for the third time in 5 years. Arguably the two best middleweights in boxing history, it is no surprise that they aren’t the best of friends. Having shared the ring for 24 brutal rounds, there is a reason their rivalry is second to none.
The two fighters are well acquainted, having fought each other twice in the last five years. Whilst the first bout ended in a controversial split decision draw, the second was a majority decision win for Canelo. Both of the fights were frighteningly close, with rounds determined through fine margins for either side.
Speaking to the press, Canelo reveals that there will be no pulled punches come Saturday night. “I think it’s different because we don’t like each other,” he explained. “We have history, so it’s a more exciting fight, for both, for the fans, for everybody.”
Further, Alvarez adds, “And I hate that kind of person, like Golovkin says a lot of things about you, and then when you have that person in front of you, they say: ‘Oh, I respect this, I respect that.’ I hate that. I’m just really excited to get back.”
Moreover, Canelo is also faced with the possibility of two consecutive defeats for the first time in his career. In his last outing, the Mexican was left stunned by Dmitry Bivol in only his second career loss. For GGG, the fight could be his last, with the Kazakh boxer turning 41 next year.
Canelo Alvarez vs Gennadiy Golovkin 3 Fight Details
Without a doubt, Canelo vs GGG 3 is one of the most anticipated boxing events of the year. Understandably, fans are very excited to see how the matchup pans out and who will come out on top. With the fight just a day away, let’s take a look at all the details for the fight.
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Canelo vs GGG 3 will be live on 17 September 2022 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card for the event will begin at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT / 1 a.m. BST, with main event ring walks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT / 4 a.m. BST. As always, these timings are subject to change due to the varying lengths of the undercard bouts.
Here is the complete fight card for the event:
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 – for Alvarez’s WBC/IBF/WBO/WBA Super Middleweight titles
Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez – for Rodriguez’s WBC Junior Bantamweight title
Ali Akhmedov vs. Gabriel Rosado – Super Middleweight
Austin Williams vs. Kieron Conway – Middleweight
Diego Pacheco vs. Enrique Collazo – Super Middleweight
Marc Castro vs. Kevin Montiel Mendoza – Lightweight
Aaron Aponte vs. Fernando Molina – Junior Welterweight
Anthony Herrera vs. Delvin McKinley – Bantamweight