Canelo vs. GGG: Fight Time, Channel, Betting Odds & More!

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin: Fight Time, Location, Betting Odds and More!

The moment has arrived! Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin will square off on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in one of the most eagerly-anticipated Middleweight matchups in years.

Keep reading for all of the facts and tidbits you need to know ahead of the monster bout–including channel information, location, fight records and betting odds!

1. Did Canelo and Golovkin Agree to a Catch Weight?

No! Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin will be contested at 160 pounds–the official Middleweight limit!

2. When Is the Fight?

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

3. Where Is the Fight

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

4. How Can I Watch the Canelo vs. GGG Fight?

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin will be televised on HBO Pay-Per-View.

The PPV telecast will begin at a special time of 8:00 pm, EST, with the fight itself likely to be around 10:45-11:00 pm, EST.

In addition, tickets for the closed circuit telecast of Canelo vs. Golovkin at Bellagio Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino and Circus Circus Las Vegas are priced at $75.

All seats are general admission and are currently on sale through any MGM Resorts International Box Office, by phone with a major credit card at 1-800-745-3000 or online at

Also, Canelo vs. GGG will air live on PPV in the UK and Ireland via BoxNation.

5. What Are the Fighters Saying?

Canelo Alvarez:

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“This fight, I don’t see it going 12 rounds. I can almost guarantee it won’t make the 12 rounds. It will end by knockout.”

“I know what I have in front of me. I know he’s a strong fighter. He is the most dangerous opponent of my career, but I’m ready for him and what’s next to come. That’s why we prepared, and to give the fans a beautiful fight. This fight’s for you; this fight’s for all the fans who have been asking for it. We know that in fights, it takes two to tango. I’m ready, and you know what you’ll get from me. Let’s just hope he brings it as well.”

“I’m excited and happy that the fight is almost here. I’ve been focused like always with my training this camp. I’m gonna do and use whatever I need to be one step ahead of Gennady in the ring. Without a doubt, our fight on September 16 will be one of the great fights in the history of boxing. Golovkin will bring out the best in me.”

Gennady Golovkin:

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“I’ve been waiting 20 years to be in a fight like this. Canelo is a different guy than anyone I have every faced. He is a huge fighter and a great champion. On September 16, we will both put on a great boxing show.”

“Seriously, right now, I want to start and I want to win this fight because maybe for me this win will be like a history fight, like Leonard vs. Hagler. Like Middleweight division, I believe the boxing division will come back. And Canelo, he’s a very special guy.”

“This is a fight boxing can be proud of.  It is boxing’s biggest fight. It is a fight for history. It is a real Mexican fight. Everyone will remember this fight. Canelo is No. 1 in Mexico, a country known for great fighters. He is very special.”

“This is our Mexican Independence Day holiday weekend gift to boxing and to boxing fans. The fans have been asking for this fight for years. We are going to give a great battle. I am very excited to be finally fighting in Las Vegas, but I am more excited that it is against Canelo. The energy will be off the charts. Let me repeat — this is a fight boxing can be proud of.”

6. Who Is the Betting Favorite?

In the battle for Middleweight supremacy, Gennady Golovkin will enter the ring as the betting favorite over Canelo Alvarez.

  Canelo Alvarez Gennady Golovkin
Bet Online +128 -148
Caesars Palace +125 -145
Westgate Las Vegas +120 -140
Top Bet +125 -155
Sports Betting +128 -148
My Bookie +130 -150
5 Dimes +140 -150

7. Canelo Alvarez’s Last Five Fights

Canelo Alvarez

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Opponent Method of Result Round, Time Date
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. W, UD 12 (12) 5/6/17
Liam Smith W, KO 9 (12), 2:28 9/17/16
Amir Khan WIN, KO 6 (12), 2:37 5/7/16
Miguel Cotto WIN, UD 12 (12) 11/21/15
James Kirkland WIN, KO 3 (12), 2:19 5/9/15

8. Gennady Golovkin’s Last Five Fights

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Opponent Method of Result Round, Time Date
Daniel Jacobs WIN, UD 12 (12) 3/18/17
Kell Brook WIN, TKO 5 (12), 1:57 9/10/16
Dominic Wade WIN, KO 2 (12), 2:37 4/23/16
David Lemieux WIN, TKO 8 (12), 1:32 10/17/15
Willie Monroe Jr. WIN, TKO 6 (12), 0:45 5/16/15

9. Round By Round Boxing Tale of the Tape

Check out the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin Tale of the Tape.

  Canelo Alvarez Gennady Golovkin
Record 49-1-1, 34 KOs 37-0-0, 33 KOs
Age 27 35
Height 5’9″ 5’10½”
Reach 70 ½” 70″
Weight 160 lbs. 160 lbs.
Stance Orthodox Orthodox
Hometown Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Rounds Boxed 353 172

10. Who Are You Picking to Win?

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