Alvarez and Triple G will clash in September and announced the middleweight title fight directly after the Mexican cruised to a points victory over Chavez Jr. Alvarez believes the two styles will make for an entertaining fight, and Golovkin was impressed by his next opponent as he watched ringside Saturday night at a sold-out T-Mobile Arena.
All 3 judges scored the fight 120-108 for Alvarez, who was credited for outlanding Chavez 228 to 71 by Compubox, and throwing more than twice as many at 606 to 302 in what amounted to one of the most lopsided pay-per-view main events in recent history. "I haven't had too many fights and I needed more distance and more speed", said Chavez Jr. I would bring him into the ropes and I thought I would throw punches so I could showcase myself, but he wouldn't do it. "I showed as a fighter I can do all things". The fight is done.
This is a fight that should've happened after Canelo beat Miguel Cotto, but as they say, better late than never. But me and my side we are ready to go. Golovkin weighed in at 159.6 pounds before winning a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs in March for his 18th title defense.
"I feel very excited. This is the most anticipated fight, right next to Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao, but the difference is this fight will have a lot of action, nonstop action".
"This is the biggest fight in boxing", Golovkin said.
Tonight's fight was not a fight-of-the year candidate, but at least there's hope on the horizon: the Middleweight showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golokin is a done deal.
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"Do you think I lost focus?" But Canelo looked to be in spectacular shape during tonight's catch-weight bout of 164.5 pounds.
"Luck is for the mediocre people", Alvarez responded, prompting a smile from GGG.
But Golovkin "is 35 years old now, he's slidin', there's no doubt, but he's still a big and strong guy, he's a guy that's aggressive, he's a guy that will throw punches".
From the very beginning of the fight, Canelo, the smaller fighter, pushed Chavez all over the ring, utilizing the jab to perfection and holding Chavez's offense to a minimum.
Chavez Jr. landed 30 percent of his punches, according to CompuBox, as compared to his 41 percent - best among CompuBox-tracked boxers - entering the fight. "Where are you?" Alvarez said in his interview with HBO's Max Kellerman.