Las Vegas, NV
Tonight was supposed to be a celebration of the now popular tradition of Cinco de Mayo weekend boxing as two of Mexico’s biggest names in Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. faced off in front of a packed T-Mobile Arena. Instead what we got was little more than a sparring session as Canelo easily won every round and even continued to stand inbetween rounds! The decision was unanimous with all three judges scoring the fight 120-108.
When the fight was over Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin entered the ring flanked by trainer Abel Sanchez and came center stage, face to face with Canelo – the boxer he’s been calling out for the better part of two years. At that moment Max Kellerman asked Canelo if it was official and Canelo said it was. The fight is on!
There you have it. No rumors, no questions, just the biggest fight that can be made in boxing. Expect over a million PPV buys for this one. It could be held either in Las Vegas or in Dallas at Cowboy Stadium. Mark your calendars for September 16th, Mexican Independence Day. This was truly the fight we wished we saw tonight and the announcement itself was more exciting and worthwhile than the fight itself.