CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN TAKES PLACE SEPT. 16 AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS AND PRESENTED LIVE ON HBO PAY-PER-VIEW
Golden Boy Promotions and Leigh Simons Productions are proud to present “Countdown to Canelo vs. Golovkin,” a 30-minute special that features some of the greatest champions of the 160-pound division as they discuss the importance of the showdown between lineal and Ring Magazine champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs)for the middleweight championship of the world.
The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
The 30-minute special is now airing on various digital platforms, including HBO Boxing‘s YouTube channel and Golden Boy Promotion’s YouTube channel.
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions:
“Canelo-Golovkin is a throwback fight. It reminds me of back in the 1980s when Roberto Duran was fighting Thomas Hearns, when Thomas Hearns was fighting ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard, and when “‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard was fighting ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler. And, they were rotating with each other, round-robin with each other, and creating these special fights.”
TOM LOEFFLER, Promoter of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin:
“This is two warriors going to battle, but for the enjoyment of the fans. This is really what evokes that throwback kind of fight that really brings the sport to a different level.”
THOMAS “HITMAN” HEARNS, Hall of Famer and Six-Division World Champion:
“Canelo vs. Glolovkin is going to be a big fight. It’s going to be a fight that people talk about for a long time. People have been waiting to see this for a while. I want to see what’s going to happen myself. I can’t wait.”
ROBERTO “HANDS OF STONE” DURAN, Hall of Famer and Four-Division World Champion:
“Both of them have lots of good qualities. First, their strength. The second is that both hit hard. And the public will see that neither of them wants to lose. That’s what happening.”
BERNARD HOPKINS, Future Hall of Famer and Golden Boy Promotions Business Partner:
“This is the time to watch this middleweight unification. The last time there was a middleweight unification is when I represented the middleweight division, Bernard Hopkins. It’s not every day that you see a unification in any weight division in boxing, so when you get a chance to see something rare, and it happens in the middleweight division-and the middleweight division has a lot of history. That’s why this fight is a throwback fight.”