MIDDLEWEIGHT rivals Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez compete for the WBA and WBC world titles in their much anticipated rematch taking place this Saturday (September 15) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Here is all you need to know about Saturday nights event:
12 three-minute rounds in the middleweight division.
The fight will be shown live on BT Sport PPV in the UK from 11.30pm (channel 494 for existing BT Sport and BT TV customers) (Sky customers without a BT Sport subscription can register and pay online at bt.com/sportboxoffice and BT Sport Box Office HD is available on channel 494) in the US the fight will be shown of HBO PPV at 8pm Eastern time. The event is priced at £16.95 for UK customers.
Fight card – The rundown
Saul Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin – WBC and WBA ‘super’ middleweight world titles
Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) defends his world title for the second time against Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s) after their first encounter in September 2017 involved great action in the ring but much controversy post-fight. After a questionable scorecard in favour of ‘Canelo’ in the first fight and subsequent failed drug tests leading to the original May 2018 date being cancelled, this rematch has a newfound tension, with harsh words said and meaningful threats made in the build up.
David Lemieux vs Gary O’Sullivan – middleweight
Former IBF middleweight champion Lemieux (34-4, 33 KOs) has had one victory against Karim Achour since his humbling defeat to the hands of WBO titlist Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) nine months ago. O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs) has won six straight since his last defeat coming to the hands of Chris Eubank Jnr in late 2015.
Roman Gonzalez vs Moises Fuentes – super-flyweight
Former WBC super-flyweight king ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KOs) saw his 46 fight win streak halted when he was defeated by current world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in March 2017. After Chocolatito lost the rematch six months later the Nicaraguan hasn’t fought since, and he returns against former WBO minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes (25-5-1, 14 KOs).
Vergil Ortiz Jnr vs Roberto Ortiz – super-lightweight
Undefeated American 20 year-old Vergil Ortiz Jr (10-0, 10 KOs) faces former Lucas Matthysse opponent Ortiz (25-3-2, 26 KOs) who has held the WBC Silver title previously.
Alexis Rocha vs Carlos Ortiz Cervantes – welterweight
Rocha (11-0, 8 KOs) won the WBC Continental Americas title in his last outing with a first round stoppage of Miguel Dumas and will face Mexican Ortiz Cervantes (11-2, 11 KOs).
Also on the card…
Brian Ceballo – welterweight
Former US national amateur champion Ceballo, (now 4-0, 2 KOs as a pro) will make his fifth professional appearance as he looks to showcase the skill he displayed in his seven World Series of Boxing bouts.
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