Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin collide in the third chapter of their great rivalry: time, TV and everything there is to know

The Mexican Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and the Kazakh Gennady Golovkin meet for the third time (Photo: USA TODAY Sports)

The Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and the Kazakh Gennady Golovkin, protagonists of one of the great rivalries in boxing history, will face each other for the third time. in the ring of T-Mobile Arena from Las Vegas, both will seek a victory four years after the last time they met, which ended with a controversial victory for the Aztec boxer despite being by unanimous decision. The contest will begin at approximately 11:45 p.m. (Argentine time) and can be seen live on ESPN or by your streaming platform Star+.

Cinnamon arrives wounded in his pride by the recent defeat against Dmitry Bivol and will try to restore his prestige this Saturday in his third and probably last fight against his arch rival. Both fighters profess a fierce enmity since that controversial draw in their first confrontation in 2017, with many experts giving the winner to Golovkin.

to their 32 yearsthe Mexican now grants the revenge to Golovkin in one of the most difficult moments of his career. Cinnamon He is the first undisputed super middleweight champion and the boxer who attracts the most fans today, but his loss on May 7 to the low-key Bivol was an unexpected blow to his unbeaten halo.

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Canelo Álvarez and Golovkin are the protagonists of one of the great rivalries in recent boxing history. (SEBASTIEN VUAGNAT/)

Before the Russian beat him by unanimous decision, the boxer from Guadalajara had only lost once: against Floyd Mayweather when he was only 23 years old. To face Bivol, Alvarez He agreed to move up in category to medium heavyweight, and then justified the defeat by alleging the risks he takes to achieve new challenges and enlarge his legacy.

Since that setback, he insists that his only objective before Golovkin is to dispel any doubts about his superiority with a fast-track win. When the fight was played in the super middleweight category, Cinnamon Alvarez will expose his WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF 168-pound crowns.

GGGfor his part, will be the one who takes on the challenge of upgrading his 40 years. However, the current World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Federation (IBF) middleweight champion was confident and enthusiastic about facing Cinnamon Alvarez in its premiere at 168 pounds. Although age and category may weigh against you, Golovkin He is willing to take that result that previously resisted him to close the trilogy victorious.

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Canelo Álvarez will expose his WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF 168-pound crowns to GGG (Photo: Getty Images) (Kevork Djansezian/)

As revealed by Mike Coppinger, a specialized journalist for ESPN, Eddie Hearn and his company Matchroom Boxing would have put Cinnamon about USD 85 million on the table for two fights scheduled for this 2022. He has already fulfilled the first premise against Bivol and now he will close the agreement against Golovkinso after facing it, it would take $42.5 million.


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21:00 Argentina, Chile and Uruguay

20:00 Paraguay, Venezuela and Bolivia

19:00 Mexico City, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the United States (East).

TV: ESPN AND STAR+ (South America) / TV AZTECA and TUDN (Mexico) / DAZN (United States and Spain)


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