GGG vs. Canelo Alvarez fight: Time, date, card, complete guide, PPV info

Kristopher Nichols
September 14, 2017

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin faced off for the final time before their eagerly anticipated showdown in Las Vegas this Saturday night.

Alvarez will fight for the eighth time around Mexican Independence Day (September 16) and is 6-1 in those fights.

But he faces a tough opponent in Alvarez, who won the WBC title in 2015 and has not lost a fight since going down to a majority points decision against Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

Golovkin will make his 19th consecutive middleweight title defense since winning the WBA middleweight title in 2010. He has successfully defended his middleweight crown 18 straight times and believes at the age of 35 he could shatter Bernard Hopkins' record of 20 straight defenses. Well, that did not happen as both fighters showed too much respect for each other's power.

Watching and Streaming Golovkin Vs AlvarezEvent InformationWhen Is the Gennady Golovkin Vs. Canelo Alvarez Fight? "So probably, yeah, five years more".

According to the latest oddsmakers, Golovkin is favored to win this fight, as he has odds of -155 to prevail, while Alvarez is listed with a money line of +125 to prevail.

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But Canelo's ascent and the early signs of Golovkin's "decline" come with caveats.

If there was a common opponent, he would surely know who hits harder, has better skills and can take more punishment. He lands 65.4 punches per round, according to CompuBox, exactly 10 more per round than the middleweight average. He is one of the most powerful punchers in boxing, pound-for-pound. So how does he do it?

It is likely GGG will dominate the first few rounds with his superior push-away style jab, succeeding in keeping Canelo at the range that suits him best. Triple G is top of the rankings when it comes to jabs landed per round, averaging 12, which is over double the average across the professional ranks.

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Canelo, who will be roared on by thousands of fellow Mexicans in the T-Mobile Arena, says: 'It is very possible that we will have one or two more fights if this one is a great fight.

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