Saúl Álvarez and Gernnady Golovkin will fight again, this time for the 168-pound titles held by the Mexican (Photo: AFP)
After a long period of waiting and negotiation after confirming the third fight of the rivalry between Saúl Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin, the company promoting the brawl announced the official venue. In this way, the undisputed 168-pound champion will expose his titles against the boxer from Kazakhstan in the only arena where the memorable confrontations that gave rise to one of the most recognized feuds worldwide have been written.
Through its official social networks, the official account of Matchroom Boxingpromoter of the fight, confirmed the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as the venue for the third fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. “Only the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas fits to host the Canrlo vs. GGG trilogy,” reads the publication through which the last pending detail for the confrontation on September 17, 2022 was confirmed.
The first time that Álvarez and Golovkin headlined a card inside the venue located in the mecca of boxing was on September 16, 2017. On that occasion, the Mexican challenged the Kazakh for his middleweight world belt, but the draw prevailed.
Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin will fight for the third time at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Twitter/@MatchroomBoxing)
A year later, on September 15, 2018, the characters met again at the T-Mobile Arena and Canelo He was able to overcome his rival by way of a split decision. The sensation of competitiveness and spectacle sowed in the public and the former champion the interest to see the third fight almost immediately. However, the Guadalajara corner postponed the long-awaited fight for four years.
For the third fight, the two fighters will meet in a different weight division. According to the contract, they will collide in the super middleweight category, that is, 168 pounds, and Eddy Reynoso’s pupil will put into play his belts endorsed by the World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO).
The conditions could be favorable for the Mexican to retain the recognition forged at the expense of Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant, since throughout 2021 he demonstrated extensive superiority in the category. However, although he has never fought professionally at 168 pounds and his 40 years of age would seem to be a factor against him, GGG will seek to turn the panorama of bookmakers around.
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