Alvarez vs. Chavez Jr.
White said recently that the fight would take more than a couple of months to confirm, "if it gets done at all" - and the more time passes the less likely the fight is to happen.
Alvarez and Triple G will clash in September and announced the middleweight title fight directly after the Mexican cruised to a points victory over Chavez Jr. "I feel excited to be part of this big drama show".
A crowd of about 20,000 is expected at the year-old T-Mobile Arena.
"Triple G, you are next my friend", Canelo said in Spanish. "The fight is done". I've never feared anyone, since I was 16 fighting as a professional. "When I was born, fear was gone", he said through a translator. Julio Chavez Jr weighs at 164.5lbs while Canelo Alvarez hit the scale at 164.5lbs. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya says that he has received various calls from around the globe such as Dubai and the United Kingdom.
In fact, de la Hoya said, the deal was done even before the Chavez fight. "He just wouldn't throw punches". He forfeited his inside brawling game and allowed Canelo to land crisp jabs and timely combinations at will. Alvarez had Chavez Jr. hurt bad in the fourth round after he followed up a barrage of punches with a hard left hook to the body.
Golovkin, who traveled to Vegas to watch the fight in person, admits to the LA Times that he was actually a little hesitant to make the trip as he didn't expect much of a competitive match-up to begin with.
Finally, the fight the boxing world has been waiting for has been confirmed..
With the contract signed and a date already set, only the venue now requires confirmation in what is the most highly anticipated boxing bout since Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Golovkin, who has knocked out 33 of his 37 career fights is putting his WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight titles on the line. Fightful also had Canelo winning the fight 120-108.
"The percentages of a knockout are very high, are very good because of the styles, because of the knockout ratios of both", Alvarez, who'll face Chavez at a contracted catch weight of 164½ pounds, said through a translator. "He is a very active fighter - he's very good and he beat me". I had an opponent that had a lot more weight than me, but I proved I'm versatile. Alvarez won by unanimous decision.
"This is the biggest fight in boxing", Golovkin said. He just had better timing, a better fighter tonight. "This is unbelievable fight for everyone". Those negotiations, those talks, will start in the weeks to come. "I wanted to give the Mexican public a great fight".