The biggest fight in boxing today will come to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 16 when two-division world champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) squares off against IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight world champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) over 12 rounds during Mexican Independence Day weekend. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
"I am thrilled to return to T-Mobile Arena, and to give the fans the best fight that can be made in our sport today," Canelo said. "I have repeatedly said that I fear no man, and I am now going to prove it by stepping into the ring against GGG. When the final bell rings, everyone will know that this is indeed the Canelo era, and that I am the best fighter in all of boxing."
"This is the type of fight I have dreamed of since I became a professional boxer," Golovkin said. "This fight will be at a true championship level and we will give the fans an exciting fight."
The fight, to be contested at a maximum of 160 pounds, will feature two of the most explosive, heavy-handed fighters in any division in the sport today. In their combined 88 fights, 67 have ended before the final bell.