17 September, 2017
The event will be broadcast by way of HBO pay-per-view (PPV).
Talk Talk customers in the United Kingdom can also purchase the BoxNation event via their remote. This truly is a boxing superfight, with Golovkin the favorite. He's earned some nice wins since then, including a huge win over Miguel Cotto in 2015 and a win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.in his last outing. That was suffered by Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 knockouts) in 2013 against Mayweather in a fight he admitted he was too young to take.
But in June, the Mayweather-McGregor fight was announced and the outspoken fighters commanded the media spotlight, helped along by a four-city worldwide media tour that stretched across three countries. While Alvarez often lets his opponents advance, he aggressively engages them in a game extremely hard for them to win; using his advantage in size and strength with a constantly evolving punching skillset to break down his opponents. Lara was forced to withdraw after injuring his back Tuesday, and Rafael Rivera was quickly inserted in his place. Both fighters weighed in Friday at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds.
"When I was born, all of the fear had already been given out", he said through a translator, per The Guardian's Bryan Armen Graham.
Decisions, decisions... Even though both men have shown little to no trepidation leading into this Saturday night's spectacle, don't be surprised if this one goes to the judges' scorecards. The fight likely won't be on there but a good trick is to look in the Live Chat section.More news: Asensio: Zidane said my left foot was best since Messi
Expect each fighter to deliver flush punches. It's interesting exclusively because, judges and the commissions in boxing have a checkered history when it comes to promotion biases, and in the event of the fight going to decision, one can take a fair guess as to who would win the fight.
Featherweight: Joseph Diaz Jr.
Canelo is still trying to establish himself at middleweight and is receiving a baptism of fire against GGG, the undefeated IBF, IBO, WBA and WBC world champion.