Tuesday 25 July 2017

'Canelo' Alvarez to take on Gennady Golovkin in September superfight after demolishing Chavez Jr

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 06: Gennady Golovkin (L) interacts with Canelo Alvarez in the ring after Alavarez defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. by unanimous decision during their catchweight bout at T-Mobile Arena on May 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 06: Gennady Golovkin (L) interacts with Canelo Alvarez in the ring after Alavarez defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. by unanimous decision during their catchweight bout at T-Mobile Arena on May 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Mexican Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez will take on middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in Las Vegas on September 16.

Alvarez announced the bout immediately after his comfortable points victory over compatriot Julio Chavez Jr. on Saturday evening at the T-Mobile Arena.

Alvarez extended his record to 49-1-1 in a dominant display where he targeted the body of Chavez Jr. and all three judges voted in favour of the 26-year-old, with 120-108 on the scorecards, while Golovkin watched at ringside.

The Mexican will take on an undefeated Golovkin, who has a perfect record from his 37 bouts, with 33 victories coming by the way of knockout, in the highly-anticipated fight.

The venue has not been announced, but Alvarez confirmed that the Ukrainian's WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles will be on the line for the September clash.

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