One thing is certain though - regardless of what happens with McGregor and Mayweather, September 16 is a date to keep free.
"That mega fight really hurt boxing, especially the big pay-per-view fights". "I consider myself a person who is mentally strong". I really don't know right now. "So as soon as they say let's sign on the dotted line, then it's time to go to training camp". It was later revealed that Pacquiao, who struggled to land punches, was fighting with an undisclosed shoulder injury.
All of Mexico will be focused on Las Vegas as Alvarez tries to validate his standing as the best Mexican fighter of this era by beating the son of Mexico's all-time best fighter. European fight fans enjoyed such an event when heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defeated former champion Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in England on April 29. Amir Khan and Chavez Jr, with the latter setting a new attendance record at 20,510.
The middleweight bout went the full 12 rounds, but there was only ever going to be one victor on Cinco de Mayo weekend as Canelo improved to 49-1-1. "I feel excited to be part of this big drama show". The Kazakhstani is now undefeated in his boxing career having amassed a record of 37-0. Both are orthodox fighters. "And that guarantees that we can give the fans a great fight".
We thought we would see Canelo call out GGG, who was in attendance, before Oscar de la Hoya would proceed to book him against yet another overmatched opponent.
Alvarez was guaranteed $5 million and Chavez $3 million. The fight Golovkin-Alvarez will be held on September 16 in Las Vegas, and at stake will stand the title of four Kazakh Middleweight. "I think I bring more to the table than he does". He put it down to being out of action for so long before the fight, only boxing once previous year.
His first and only defeat came by majority decision in September 2013 at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. And the fact he went the distance was more a testament of thick whiskers than actual boxing prowess. Despite a 6 1/2 year run as middleweight champion and 23-fight knockout winning streak that ended with a decision victory over Daniel Jacobs on March 18, Golovkin still has not matched Alvarez's appeal. (Trainer) Nacho (Beristain) told me to do that but the strategy didn't work. I wasn't feeling that distance.