Undisputed 168-pound champion Saul’ Canelo’ Alvarez and unified middleweight champion Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin will meet in an epic trilogy clash on September 17(DAZN PPV).
Recently, Alvarez, 31, dared to be great in his last outing but was beaten by WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.
The 40-year-old Golovkin, who is coming off a stoppage win over Ryota Murata in April, will fight at 168 for the first time in his career.
Alvarez and Golovkin have shared 24 thrilling rounds already in this hottest of rivalries. The pair will meet for a third time, five years after their first battle ended in a controversial draw and then the Mexican star edging out Golovkin via majority decision.
Both fights took place in the T-Mobile Arena, and while a venue for the trilogy bout will be revealed soon, what is in no doubt is that it will be the hottest ticket in sport when these two foes dance for the third and decisive time.
“I feel very happy and proud to be able to give the best fights, and this fight won’t be an exception,” said Canelo.
“I hope to see you on September 17,” said Golovkin.
According to Eddie Hearn, Canelo-GGG 3 is the biggest fight in boxing.
“The Canelo vs. GGG trilogy is the biggest fight in boxing, and I am delighted to get this made for September 17,” said Hearn. “These are two men that bitterly dislike each other and want to end this incredible series with a blistering KO.
“I truly believe this will be the most thrilling fight between these two great champions, and it will be fireworks from the first bell to the last man standing.”
It’s not the biggest fight that can be made in boxing, but it’s definitely going to be interesting.