After lots of speculation and anticipation from boxing fans around the world, the trilogy between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is finally set.
🚨 FIGHT ANNOUNCED 🚨
🥊 Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin III
👑 WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO
📆 September 17th
📍 Venue TBC
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 24, 2022
The first bout between the two came in 2017. After 12 hard-fought rounds, the bout was declared a draw and left fans eager to see the rematch. Almost exactly one year later, the two-faced off once again, this time with a winner. That winner was Alvarez, who won the bout via majority decision.
With the closeness of the two bouts, fans have been anticipating the trilogy ever since, and three years later we will finally get it.
Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) is the unified super middleweight champion and the WBC franchise middleweight champion. Since his last bout with Golovkin, he has gone 7-1, defeating the likes of Sergey Kovalev, Billy Joe Saunders, and Caleb Plant. His sole defeat in that time came just a few weeks ago when he went up to 175 lbs to take on Dmitry Bivol.
Now looking to rebound at his primary weight class, Alvarez will take on 40-year-old Golovkin for the third time.
Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) is the current IBF and WBA middleweight champion. Since his last meeting with Alvarez, he has gone 4-0 with victories over Steve Rolls, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, and Kamil Szeremeta. Back in April, he defeated Ryota Murata by way of a 9th-round TKO.
With his sole loss coming at the hands of Alvarez, Golovkin will look to get that one back come September.
The bout is to take place on September 17th and will be broadcasted on DAZN PPV. The location and venue are yet to be determined.
Take a look at some highlights of their first two bouts:
Who do you want to see Canelo fight in 2019? pic.twitter.com/yQiR4PbYDp
— Golden Boy (@GoldenBoyBoxing) January 1, 2019
As both men have evolved since their first two bouts, how do you see the trilogy bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin going down?
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.