Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin are set to raise it once again on Saturday night as the two future Hall of Fame fighters complete their highly anticipated trilogy. The longtime rivals will meet for the third time when they face off in Las Vegas on Saturday night (8 p.m. ET, DAZN PPV— subscribe and buy now).
Alvarez currently holds a 1-0-1 advantage over Golovkin going into the trilogy fight. At their September 2017 reunion, the fight was ruled a draw. They would play again the following September, this time with Alvarez getting the nod by narrow majority decision. In both of those fights, many observers felt that Golovkin did enough to earn the decision despite only getting one scorecard in both fights.
Expect Alvarez to start slow and efficient while trying to navigate how much juice GGG has left. But once he makes the adjustment to show up, similar to what Alvarez did in the rematch, weakening Golovkin to the body late while bringing him down seems likely.
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Given Golovkin’s pride and incredible punch resistance, it wouldn’t be surprising if this rivalry reached a 36th and final round. But don’t misunderstand Golovkin’s true chances. Unless he wants to drastically change his style to compensate for his physical decline and take bets in a way we’ve never seen before, a second straight decision loss seems inevitable.
You can also catch live coverage of the trilogy which includes play-by-play and lap score here.
The other notable fight brings the return of Jesse “Bam Bam” Rodriguez as he seeks to defend his WBC super flyweight title against Israel Gonzalez in the co-feature. Rodriguez, 22, is a perfect 16-0 with 11 knockouts in his young career. He’s coming off some big wins over the biggest names in the super flyweight division, including a TKO of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and a decision over Carlos Cuadras to win the WBC title at 115 pounds.
To open the PPV festivities, a longtime veteran kicks off the super middleweight. Gabriel Rosado is back as he looks to get back into the win column against Ali Akhmedov. Rosado, 36, shocked many with his thunderous knockout of Bektemir Melikuziev in 2021. The veteran has consistently failed in hard fights throughout his career but held off the rising contender with one of the best finishes in the game. ‘year. He followed that up with a pair of losses to Jaime Munguia and Shane Mosley Jr., but a win over Akmedov could net him another big payday.
The action is set to roll from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The undercard action begins at 8 p.m. ET with the main event ring walks scheduled for around 11 p.m. ET. The rest of the fight card and viewing information is listed below.
- Date: September 17 | Location: T-Mobile Arena–Las Vegas
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET (main event scheduled for approximately 11 p.m. ET)
- How to watch/stream: DAZNPPV (Subscribe now) | Price: $64.99
Alvarez vs. Golovkin 3 fight card, odds
- Canelo Alvarez (c) -500 vs. Gennadiy Golovkin +380, undisputed super middleweight championship
- Jesse Rodriguez (c) -1200 vs. Israel Gonzalez +750, WBC super flyweight championship
- Austin Williams -575 vs. Kieron Conway +425, WBA “international” middleweight championship
- Diego Pacheco -2500 vs Enrique Collazo +1200, super middleweight
- Ali Akhmedov -700 vs. Gabriel Rosado +500, super middleweight