Looking back at it now it seemed like the fight between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was just a warm up for the main event that happened after the final fight of the night. The lights dimmed and a video package of Gennady Golovkin started playing on big screen. Right then and there it was finally made official to the public. The fight is on.
Some might even say that Chavez Jr was just a chess piece or a puppet in all of this. In reality he was never supposed to win. This event was just to set up the fight that we all have been waiting for. Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will finally go toe to toe on September 16th this year. A fight that boxing fans have been dreaming about for years.
“Golovkin, you are next, my friend. Where are you? It’s on,” Alvarez said before Golovkin stepped into ring.
“I’ve never feared anyone, since I was 16 fighting as a professional,” Alvarez continued.
“Congratulations. I feel excited to be part of this big drama show. I feel very excited, right now is a different story. In September, it will be a different style, a big drama show. I’m ready.” responded Golovkin in his usual manner.
The contracts have been signed and Canelo will challenge Golovkin for his WBC, IBF, WBA and IBO belts. Although the venue is still undetermined but sources say there are three different venues vying to host the event. The three contenders are AT & T Stadium in Texas, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and The Madison Square Garden in New York City.