Mayweather and McGregor better agree on a deal soon or else they may not have the chance to face each other in 2017. That thorough win took place Saturday night, when he dominated countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
But, in rather unusual circumstances, Golovkin has no such stipulation in his contract and if he is dethroned by his upcoming opponent, GGG will simply have to return to the drawing board as "Canelo" will be under no obligation to offer his rival a rematch. With the aforementioned bout now officially booked, a potential boxing match between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and the retired Floyd Mayweather can no longer take place that weekend.
Gennady Golovkin will defend his WBC-WBA-IBF middleweight titles against Canelo Alvarez on September 16.
Triple G. News that Canelo will fight Triple G (Gennady Golovkin) on September 15 was easily the most interesting part of Saturday night, which tells you all you need to know about Canelo's win itself. "I know it's been done elsewhere, but tonight it feels really special doing it in this fight". The thing is, the boxing doesn't view Canelo as a bigger puncher than Golovkin, so it's not exactly earth-shattering news coming from Chavez Jr. that he doesn't rate him as being more powerful either than Triple G. Two of the best pound-for-pound fighters, the two most risky middleweights and two exciting fighters with loyal fanbases - are going to do something relatively unusual in boxing, and actually fight each other at a time when both are at or still near their peak.
"My man, let's just say this is a real, true middleweight fight at 160 pounds", De La Hoya told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman. The fans win that fight. Chavez Jr. made Canelo look better than he actually is by not throwing punches, and not staying in the pocket for the full 12 round fight. Like Floyd Mayweather, he can fight anyone and there will be a lot of money changing hands. "Everybody wants this fight", the Kazakh said. This isn't the first time they were near an agreement to meet, so we'll see if this time it happens.
"Canelo looked good tonight, Canelo looked awesome".
Still, there remains a minority who - for one reason or another - believe McGregor, a former Novice boxer who achieved little to nothing in Ireland's amateur ranks, can upset a 15-time, 5-division world champion (and 4-time lineal champion) who has won all 49 of his professional contests. "I don't think he has Mexican style, because the punches are like a robot". I didn't wait no six or seven years to make this fight happen.