Following Canelo Alvarez's one-sided thrashing of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr last night, the former's showdown with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin was made official.
William Hill have installed GGG (Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin) as their odds-on favourite for his ‘super-fight’ against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on Mexican Independence Day, 16 September 2017.
Immediately after Canelo Alvarez captured the WBO Junior Middleweight on September 17, by stopping incumbent title holder Liam Smith with a vicious body shot, Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De la Hoya dropped an unexpected bomb on the media in attendance at the post-fight press conference, announcing an eight figure offer made to Gennady Golovkin for a potential fight deal with his Mexican superstar.
Boxing history is replete with scenarios where champions or star fighters moved up in weight seeking bigger challenges and greater spoils.
While Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum was in Los Angeles, California, promoting Top Rank's November 5 PPV event, the five decade boxing executive had some words for his former fighter, Oscar De la Hoya, on how he's treated Golden Boy Promotions' controversial position on the seemingly imminent showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
It's official...a match-up between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin has become the hottest and most talked about pairing within the boxing community.