Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez sets up super-fight with Gennady Golovkin after beating fellow Mexican, Julio Chavez Jr.
Golovkin was ringside after a dominant performance from Canelo who won on all three scorecards, 120-108, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night (06/05/2017).
From the outset, it was clear Canelo was the better fighter, landing 228 punches compared to just 71 from Chavez.
The poor performance from Chavez even led to some boos from fans inside the arena.
Speaking after the fight, Canelo was pleased about his tactics against a fighter who was physically bigger.
I showed I can move, box and do all those things against a fighter who was bigger,
He wouldn’t throw punches.
Following the fight, Golovkin stepped into the ring to confirm that he will face Canelo in Las Vegas on September 16th.
Golovkin will be putting his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight titles on the line against the Mexican.
Promoter Eddie Hearn congratulated both camps on making the fight on happen.
Twitter: Really pleased to see @Canelo v @GGGBoxing made – great for boxing. Well done @TomLoeffler1 @GoldenBoyBoxing @HBOboxing 👏🏼 (@EddieHearn)
Golovkin is undefeated in 37 fights with 33 coming via knockout whilst Canelo has just the one defeat to Floyd Mayweather in his 51 fight career.