Canelo Alvarez versus GGG confirmed but it is bad news for McGregor

Canelo Alvarez versus GGG confirmed but it is bad news for McGregor

"I really had several calls from around the world wanting to stage the fight", de la Hoya said on Saturday night in Las Vegas, where the mega-fight was announced after Alvarez dismantled fellow Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Relative to the Golovkin fight, it became apparent the fight has been finalized days before the Saturday night fight but the official announcement will have to be made only if Alvarez is victorious over Chavez.

And yeah, you read that right: Canelo just verbally agreed to square off against GGG, meaning one of the most explosive encounters in boxing is now in the calendar. "The fight is done".

Saul Alvarez believes that all the components are there to make his September 16 clash with Gennady Golovkin a "great fight". "When I was born, fear was gone", he said through a translator.

Many in the boxing community felt that this was the fight that Chavez Jr. would showcase his talents. But in mere minutes Alvarez had the record-setting crowd of 20,510 eating out of his hand.

"I thought he was going to fight". He landed 228 strikes to just 71 for Chavez, sweeping the scorecards 120-108.

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The Mexican devastated Chazez with his speed, power and combination play, to leave the 31-year-old bleeding from his nose and his eye was swollen shut. But he's a big, strong guy, Golovkin. Though this is an anticipated fight, the money fight right now for Alvarez would be with Gennady Golovikin, who is unbeaten. "The difference is this fight will have a lot of action".

Golovkin (37-0,33 KOs) owns the International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council middleweight titles. But Canelo looked to be in spectacular shape during tonight's catch-weight bout of 164.5 pounds.

I say "finally" like we've been waiting for as long as we did for Mayweather-Pacquiao, but really it's only been a year or two. "And I believe it even more now that I've seen him fight Chavez".

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. "It is an awesome fight for everybody". But promoter Oscar De La Hoya revealed that when it came to final negotiations, these were competed swiftly and easily in only two weeks.

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