Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin official for September 16th
Canelo Alvarez easily dispatched Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a fight that didn’t live up to its promise of an all-out war between two of Mexico’s biggest boxing stars. Chavez Jr. turned in a diabolical performance, while Canelo barely broke a sweat on his way to a 120-108 unanimous decision win.
While the fight fizzled, much bigger news was confirmed in the aftermath. The much-discussed superfight between Canelo (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) is now OFFICIAL for September 16th. Golovkin was ringside at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and then entered the ring once the fight was announced.
As they wrapped up the proceedings, the two men offered up some last words for each other, and it was quite amusing:
Golovkin: “Good luck in September.”
Canelo: “Luck is for the mediocre people!”