In the first fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, it was clear to some that Golovkin did enough to win the fight, but the bout ended in a controversial draw.
On September 15, both Golovkin and Canelo have an opportunity to prove who is really the best. Something that makes the 28-year-old Canelo very pleased.
“I’m very happy to have this tiebreaker. I’m very happy for this opportunity to make clear who is better,” Alvarez said during a conference call. “This is the opportunity to show who is better. So I’m happy, and I’m content, and I’m relaxed. I’m training 100% because, obviously, I know what I have in front of me. I know Golovkin is not an easy opponent, and I know what I have to add to my strategy. So, again, I’m happy to have the tiebreaker to make it clear who is the better fighter in the first fight.”
After the first, Canelo knew a rematch needed to happen, but he does not seem very interested in a third fight with Golovkin:
“As with the first fight, we have to see how this fight is going to take place and how it’s going to pass,” Canelo said. “After the first one, we needed the second one because it was a draw and because the fans wanted it. Personally for me, I want it to end here. I want it to define very clearly who’s the best in this rematch.”
If it makes financial sense, I’m sure both Canelo and Golovkin would be interested in a third fight.
Canelo vs. GGG 2 is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,”Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle,” O’Reilly Auto Parts, Fred Loya Insurance, Interjet, Venom, and Fathom Events. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.