The rematch the boxing world wanted is official, as Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will rematch for the Golovkin’s WBA and WBC middleweight titles on Sept. 15 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo vs GGG Historic Rematch
DENVER, Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) return to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for a highly anticipated rematch. The first fight sold out in only two weeks, and once again fans across the country will be able to get front-row seats to the 12-round, mega-fight — “Canelo vs. GGG 2” – live at their local movie theater. Fans won’t want to miss this epic match-up of two of the most explosive, heavy-handed fighters in the sport today. And they have promised they will not leave the rematch in the judges’ hands.
The live broadcast of “Canelo vs. GGG 2,” presented by Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions and Fathom Events, is set for Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. CT/ 6:00 p.m. MT/ 5:00 p.m. PT/ 4:00 p.m. AK / 3:00 p.m. HI.
In the co-main event, breakout Mexican star Jaime Munguia (30-0, 25 KOs) will make the second defense of his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title against rugged Canadian contender Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook (20-1, 13 KOs) in a 12-round battle. Former IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada and Irish warrior Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs) of Cork, Ireland will go head-to-head in a 12-round middleweight battle that has Fight of the Year candidate written all over it. Former pound-for-pound king and former four-division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua will make his highly anticipated return against experienced Mexican warrior Moises “Moi” Fuentes (25-5-1, 14 KOs) in a 10-round super flyweight battle that will open the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast.
Whenever there’s a big pay-per-view on HBO — in this case, literally their first one all year — the “24/7” preview series makes an appearance. On this occasion, it’s the rematch between unified WBA and WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs), a year removed from their split draw.
Episode one premiered on Tuesday night, and you can watch the full video of it in the clip below. Let the dulcet tones of Liev Schreiber take you through the next 25 minutes of previewing one of boxing’s biggest fights of the year.
Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez 2 will take place on Saturday, September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and airs live on HBO pay-per-view, with a special start time of 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. Also slated for the event is a WBO junior middleweight title bout between Jaime Munguia (30-0, 25 KOs) and Brandon Cook (20-1, 13 KOs), as well as middleweight sluggers David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) and Spike O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs).
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2 date, start time
Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will meet in a rematch on September 16, 10:30am AEDT.
How to watch Canelo vs. GGG 2
Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin records
Canelo Alvarez: 49-1-2 with 34 knockouts.
Gennady Golovkin: 38-0-1 with 34 knockouts.
Canelo vs. GGG 2 fight card
– Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin for Golovkin’s WBA/WBC Middleweight titles
– Jaime Munguia vs Brandon Cook
– David Lemieux vs. Gary O’Sullivan
– Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez vs. Moises Fuentes
GGG laughs off Canelo threat
Canelo and GGG both had their open workouts at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles this week, with the Mexican saying he’s intent on knocking Golovkin out.
That didn’t go down too well with GGG.
“No way, really? This is good,” Golovkin laughed.
“He’s talked too much before first fight. He’s talked too much before second fight. If he brings more attack, it’s more interesting, big gift to fans of boxing.”