Canelo Alvarez is a considerable favorite (-600) in the fight set to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
And the Mexican believes his experience at higher weights - Alvarez has never fought about 11st 1lb - will help him in the clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Alvarez announced he'll take on unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on September 16, cueing a promotional video on the big screen.
The contract has been signed, The Associated Press reported, only the venue is undetermined.
About 90 minutes later, Alvarez had already changed into a suit and tie to pose for the first staredown with Gennady "GGG" Golovkin.
Now he will test Alvarez in a non-title fight. I've never feared anyone, since I was 16 fighting as a professional. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) into an exhibition. His left eye swelled in the sixth and started to close a round later. How sick is this fight going be?! "I liked the performance of Alvarez against Chavez, but in September everything will be different - a big drama show". This fight was different because I was able to show how quick I can pop my opponent with a hook. "I'm going to throw a lot of punches". I really don't know right now.
"I felt very good", Alvarez said.
With Chavez Jr. behind him, Alvarez can now concentrate on moving up to middleweight, which he announced prior to the fight, despite having defeated Liam Smith his last time out for the WBO light middleweight title in Sep. "I feel ready. I prepared very well and I'm ready for this fight". On September 16. As soon as the announcement was made, a highlight package for Golovkin was shown and Golovkin made his way to the ring. The 26-year-old occasionally would lean back into the ropes and take punches from Chavez, only to quickly regain control with uppercuts and jabs. But he proved no match. But he tipped the scales at 164 on Friday, while Alvarez also was 164. (Trainer) Nacho (Beristain) told me to do that but the strategy didn't work.
After the fight, Chavez didn't have much to offer, saying: "Speed and distance was a problem". "I would've attacked more, but I would've been countered by his punches". "Canelo was very active and is a great fighter". But boxing has benefited from several good fights this year, including last week when Anthony Joshua stopped Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of what was billed as the biggest heavyweight fight in British history.
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