Full video: Watch Countdown to Canelo vs. GolovkinGet the Full StoryWatch the full episode of Countdown to Canelo vs. Golovkin, as the two men approach their highly-anticipated September 16th PPV showdown. The Gennady Golovkin 37-0, 33 KOs vs. Canelo Alvarez 49-1-1, 34 KOs promotional videos continue to be pumped out, as we are just over two weeks away from this super showdown for middleweight supremacy. Golovkin comes into this contest as the consensus #1 160-pounder in the world, while this is Alvarez s first real middleweight bout. The Mexican s previous fights at middleweight were at 155-pound catchweights, and his win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was contracted for 164.5 lbs. Fans are expecting these boxers to produce serious fireworks, which would add to what s been a great year for boxing after a less-than-stellar 2016.
HBO in partnership with Golden Boy Promotions has released a special Countdown to Canelo vs. Golovkin, which previews this blockbuster event. I am incredibly amused by the corniness of the costumes, with the theme of this fight centered around the throwback days of boxing. This means Gennady Golovkin in a zoot suit, which I can t get out of my head.
Special appearances are also made by boxing legends Roberto Duran and Thomas Hearns. You even get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the promotional video, so I hope you enjoy it. Watch the full show at the top of the page.
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Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez will take place on September 16th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. HBO PPV will carry the live broadcast, starting at 8 PM ET 5 PM PT.