Saturday night was a huge night for boxing. Not for anything that happened in the 12-round domination of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. by Canelo Alvarez, but for what happened afterwards in the ring at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The biggest fight in boxing was officially announced, as Gennady “GGG” Golovkin entered the ring as he and Canelo confirmed that the sport’s two biggest current stars would indeed meet on September 16, 2017.
It’s the fight the sport has been waiting on for two years, and it’s finally happening. It’s the exact event the sport needs to capitalize on the excitement buzzing after Anthony Joshua’s incredible bout with Wladimir Klitschko, and the two sides finally got the deal done. However, as one mega-fight got finalized, another apparently has to go back to the drawing board.
UFC president Dana White told FightHubTV that they just lost their planned date for the long-rumored Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor bout to Canelo-GGG.