The much awaited trilogy between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is finally here and the purse for both the fighters is as big as the stakes! This fight takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The first fight between both ended up in a draw, the rematch was scored in favour of Alvarez and now, the third fight is here to settle who’s the best ever to do it at super middleweight division. The fight is exclusively available on DAZN.
According to boxing journalist Michael Benson, the purses for both the fighters are officially out. Alvarez will bag a whopping $45 million whereas “GGG” will take home $20 million. The fight will be 12 rounds and the titles on the line are Alvarez’s super middleweight titles. Who have you had it winning? Do you think Alvarez will finish the job with a second straight victory or will the Kazakh boxer turn the tables in his favour now?
Canelo Alvarez vs GGG: Tale of the Tape
Alvarez is the #6 ranked pound for pound fighter on The Ring Magazine’s list. He is the 2021 Fighter of the Year by DAZN and his coach Eddie Reynoso was called for Trainer of the Year honour. Alvarez is the undisputed super-middleweight champion. His record stands at 57 wins with 2 losses and 2 draws. Alvarez has 39 of his wins via knockouts.
Gennady Golovkin, on the other hand, has 42 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. 37 of his wins come via knockout and at the age of 40, he is still considered at the top of his game. He is the 2004 silver medalist in Olympics and is currently the WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight champion. Alvarez is coming off the second loss of his boxing career from fighting Dmitry Bivol for the WBA (Super) light heavyweight title. Golovkin is coming off a TKO win against Ryota Murata.
Alvarez’s significant wins include the likes of Billy Joe Saunders, Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan, Avni Yildirim, Callum Smith, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Daniel Jacobs, Liam Smith, Caleb Plant, Sergey Kovalev and many more. Before Bivol, Alvarez’s only loss was handed by boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. GGG’s significant wins include the likes of Kell Brook, Daniel Jacobs, Curtis Stephens, Gabriel Rosado and many more.