Canelo Alvarez confirms date for GGG bout after convincing victory over Chavez Jr 5 years ago

Canelo Alvarez confirms date for GGG bout after convincing victory over Chavez Jr

Finally, the fight the boxing world has been waiting for has been confirmed.

After outclassing his countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas on Saturday night, it's now been confirmed that Canelo Alvarez will face a bout with IBF-WBA-WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in September.

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Having seen off Chavez in the T-Mobile Arena, Alvarez confirmed that GGG will be his next fight while being interviewed in the ring.

"Triple-G, you are next my friend,” the Mexican said. “The fight is done. I’ve never feared anyone since I was 16, fighting as a professional. When I was born, fear was gone.”

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The fight will again take place in the T-Mobile Arena on September 16 of this year.

Alvarez's victory against Chavez came courtesy of a unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring it 120-108 in his favour, giving him every round.

“Tonight I showed I could move and box,” Alvarez said. “I showed as a fighter I could do all things.”

With a combined record of 85-1-1 and 67 knockouts between them, the Golovkin-Alvarez fight will understandably be the talk of the boxing world.

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GGG, who was ringside for Alvarez's victory on Saturday, wished his future opponent luck in the fight when asked if there was anything he had to say to Alvarez.

“Luck is for the mediocre people,” Alvarez responded, prompting a smile from GGG.

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