DAfter a long wait, boxing fans can finally start to get excited about the prospect of seeing Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin meet for the thir
DAfter a long wait, boxing fans can finally start to get excited about the prospect of seeing Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin meet for the third time in their careers.
The first fight was almost five years ago and ended in a split draw, despite many feeling that GGG had done enough for him to raise his hand. Canelo could ‘avenge’ the result of their first fight with a disputed decision victory in the rematch, which took place a year later.
With the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring titles at stake, it’s time to find out who is the best super middleweight of the world. The date is set for September, 17thbut the location of the dispute has not yet been confirmed.
Both fighters made the announcement on social media for all to see, and Canelo made sure to send a message to his opponent in the process.
“I am very happy to bring you the best fights and this will be no exception. It’s time to finish what we started and defend our titles. #CaneloGGG3 this September 17,” Canelo said in Instagram.
Can Canelo defeat Golovkin in fight 3?
Canelo Alvarez finds himself in a slightly different situation than Golovkin, who is coming off a good win over Ryta Murata.
The Mexican boxer could not dethrone Dmitry Bivol of the WBA light heavyweight title and instead suffered his first professional loss.
In many ways, this adds to the sense of uncertainty surrounding this fight, as no one knows what kind of dynamic to expect from it. Is GGG’s age a factor, or will Canelo’s confidence be affected by his loss to Bivol? There are a lot of variables, and as the countdown to fight night progresses, we can expect to hear a lot of different opinions.