Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will square off for the third and likely last time tonight as the pair seek a clear conclusion to what has been a contentious rivalry.
Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) and “GGG” (42-1-1, 37 KOs) faced off for the first time at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in September 2017, fighting for a match a controversial draw when most observers believed that then-unified middleweight champion Golovkin had done enough to claim victory. Twelve months later at the same venue, the rivals faced off again and produced an instant classic. Again, many felt GGG deserved the win, but Canelo clinched the Kazakh titles with a majority victory – marking the first loss of Golovkin’s professional career.
Four years later, Golovkin and Canelo are set for another September showdown at T-Mobile Arena, this time with Mexico’s super middleweight titles on the line. Alvarez, 32, enters the fight after just the second loss of his professional career, a points loss to light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in May. finally got an official victory over Canelo, but he’s at least in good shape – having last competed in April, when he stopped Ryota Murata in the ninth round. Tonight, one of boxing’s great modern rivalries seems to be decided for good. Follow live updates and results from the main event and undercard below..