Golovkin vs. Canelo lands in Las Vegas
It was announced Monday that T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will host the September 16 clash between IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs).
“For the best fight on the best date in boxing, there is no better venue than the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Fans won’t only be treated to a classic battle between the two best boxers in the sport, they will also be able to enjoy an incredible week of activities marking Mexican Independence Day. This will be a can’t-miss event for hardcore and casual fans alike.”
The last time Canelo stepped into the ring at T-Mobile Arena, he and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. drew the largest number of fans – more than 20,000 – to ever attend an indoor boxing event in Las Vegas.
A press tour for the fight and on-sale ticket release will be announced in the coming days.