One of the most hotly anticipated fights in years goes down tonight (Sat., Sept. 16, 2017) as Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez takes on Middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
MMAmania will deliver LIVE coverage of “Canelo vs. Golovkin” below, starting with the HBO pay-per-view (PPV) at 8 p.m. ET.
Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO) and Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO) have been on a collision course for ages, and the cynical among you may find Alvarez’s sudden willingness to throw down strangely coincidental with Golovkin’s recent fits of mortality. No matter the cause, though, we’re finally getting “The Fight” of 2017.
The co-main event pits former Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. (24-0, 13 KO) against late replacement Rafael Rivera (25-0-2, 16 KO) for a possible crack at WBC Featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. Rising star Diego De La Hoya (19-0, 9 KO) takes on former Bantamweight champ Randy Caballero (24-0, 14 KO) at Super Bantamweight and Lightweight prospect Ryan Martin (19-0, 11 KO) opens the show against Francisco Rojo (20-2, 13 KO).
Boxing purists will welcome the world middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarezafter last month’s Mayweather vs McGregor fight.
Two of ‘Triple G’s’ four belts are on the line when the two fighters meet at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas later tonight with the WBA and IBF world titles up for grabs.
The Russian Golovkin is undefeated as a professional, but many are tipping Canelo to be the first fighter to topple him. The only defeat of Canelo’s career came against Mayweather in 2015.
The 27-year-old, nicknamed ‘Canelo’, meaning Cinnamon in Spanish due to his red hair, beat Britain’s Amir Khan with a spectacular knockout last year.
With both fighters boasting a fearsome reputation for punching power, many commentators are loathed to predict the outcome in such an evenly-matched bout.
What TV channel is it on?
The fight will be broadcast live on Box Nation, a dedicated boxing channel which can be found on both Sky Sports and BT Sport platforms.
How can I watch?
The fight will cost £16.95 to watch, slightly less than the much-controverted bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
BoxNation’s current paying subscribers, and any new customers that wish to subscribe instead of buying it via the Box Office service, will get the fight as part of their monthly subscription.
The only way to buy Canelo v Golovkin on Sky is via the Sky remote control and will be available to purchase from Saturday 9th September.