It’s official: Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez are going to have a showdown. Golovkin was ringside at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena for Canelo’s Saturday fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., a fight that Canelo dominated.
Many questioned whether or not Canelo would accept a fight with Golovkin, who notably wanted the fight prior to this one. But it was announced after the fight that Golovkin and Canelo would face off later this year, in September.
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You could argue that Chavez took one and perhaps two rounds from Canelo, but as the favorite, he dominated. He hurt Chavez multiple times and while he didn’t go for the finish as strongly as he could have, he made it clear that he is the top Mexican fighter in the world.
But the question was: where will Canelo go next? Most boxing fans felt that a fight against Golovin was the only choice for Canelo and they’re getting what they want.
Golovkin is 37-0 as a professional, with 33 wins by knockout. He defended his WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles against Daniel Jacobs in a huge fight on March 18. After beating Chavez, Canelo has improved to 49-1-1 as a professional, with 34 knockouts.