2017 has been a great year for the sport of boxing. We saw Anthony Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko in a classic fight back in April. Last week, we saw Andre Ward put on a legendary performance against Sergey Kovalev, and now we are going to see a battle that could be better than both of the above-mentioned fights in Canelo-Triple G.
Unfortunately for boxing fans, Canelo-Triple G (September 16) comes three weeks after another pay-per-view fight in Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor (August 26). Because Canelo-Triple G and Mayweather-McGregor are both on pay-per view, and are three weeks apart. Some fans may have to make a choice. Do they purchase Canelo-Triple G or Mayweather-McGregor?
Boxing legend and Golden Boy Promotions Business Partner Bernard Hopkins believes the choice is easy. “Listen, they got a choice. They can go ahead and listen to fake news, which is Floyd Mayweather versus what’s his name again? McGregor,” Hopkins told TMZ Sports.
“You got a world-class legend, icon to some people’s minds, fighting who? What’s his name? And you’re gonna to pass up a Triple G and Canelo fight in September? Are we kidding ourselves? Come on man! You got a chance to get in a Ferrari, but you choose the Pontiac. What are we talking about here?”
While Hopkins is right in saying Canelo-Triple G is the better fight, Mayweather-McGregor is the bigger event. The bigger event always outperforms the better fight on pay-per view, and that will be the case here.