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Canelo vs GGG is On


Following his win over Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) at the sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on HBO Pay-Per-View, Saul "Canelo' Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) spoke in the ring about his win and called out undisputed middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs). Golovkin walked into the ring accompanied by trainer Abel Sanchez and his team. Following the fight it was officially announced at the post fight press conference that the showdown between Canelo and Golovkin would take place on Mexican Independence Day weekend on September 16.

"Tonight, I showed I could move, I could box, I showed as a fighter I can do all things," Canelo said. "I thought I was going to showcase myself as a fighter that could throw punches, but he just wouldn't do it. I've shown I can do lots of things in the ring, anything a fighter brings-I've shown I can showcase myself. I wanted to try something new, I never sit down in sparring and I didn't want to sit here. GGG-you are next, my friend. The fight is done. I've never feared anyone, since I was 16, fighting as a professional. When I was born, fear was gone. I never got my share of fear. I'm very happy, and the rivalry is going to show my skills even more. I've had difficult fights, and that will no doubt be a tough fight. But, I always say, Canelo Alvarez is the best because I fight the best."

"I feel very excited; in September, it will be a different style-a big drama show," said Golovkin. "I'm ready. Tonight, first congrats to Canelo and his team. Right now, I think everyone is excited for September. Canelo looked very good tonight, and 100 percent he is the biggest challenge of my career. Good luck to Canelo in September."

Venue and location is to be determined the leading candidates to land the fight are Las Vegas, Dallas AT&T Stadium, and New York's Madison Square Garden.

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