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.