Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are two of the best boxers, pound for pound, in the world today. The rivals have fought two highly contested bouts previously and are now set to cap it all off with one final battle.
Big time boxing matches are few and far between in the sport nowadays. Due to a variety of reasons, including exclusive broadcaster contracts, it isn't often we get a match of this magnitude.
The first bout between Alvarez and Golovkin finished as a split decision. The second ended in favour of Alvarez thanks to a majority decision. Now, the two hated rivals will battle for one last time.
Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin III Betting Odds
Alvarez is the heavy favourite to win the third time against Golovkin. The multiple champion is at the best boxing betting odds of 2/9 to pick up a win in Las Vegas in the third fight.
Golovkin is at the best betting odds of 3/1 to upset the champion. He has come close, but in the two previous fights, Golovkin failed to upset the champion. Golovkin goes into the bout at 42-1. His only loss was the second match against Alvarez.
Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin III Trilogy Fight
The first bout between these rivals finished in a split decision in 2017. The result was controversial, to say the least. A year later, the pair touched gloves once more with Alvarez winning the bout due to a majority decision.
The champion goes into the match with a career win loss record of 57-2. Alvarez recently moved up a weight division to light heavyweight. A return to the middleweight division should help the boxer. The middleweight champion will put all five of his belts on the line.
Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin III Date
Canelo Alveraz and Gennady Golovkin III will happen on September 17, 2022.
Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin III Location
Canelo vs. GGG trilogy bout will take place in the same location as the two previous bouts. Match No. 3 will take place in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
What Titles Are Up For Grabs in this Trilogy Fight?
Canelo Alvarez will put his WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super-middleweight titles on the line. Golovkin is aiming to finally take down Alvarez and win the five unified belts. The first two bouts were exciting, but the third is expected to be the most thrilling fight between the boxers.
Will There Be a Fourth Fight?
Never say never, but the trilogy is expected to be the final fight between the two rivals. What has made this series of matches so exciting is the fact that the two boxers bitterly dislike each other. Their dislike should make the T Mobile Arena a cauldron of excitement on September 17.
The third bout between Alvarez and Golvokin has been a long time in the making. The pair last boxed in September 2018. By the time they touch gloves in Las Vegas, it will have been four years in between bouts.
It is the combination of controversial finishes and time between matches that have made this one of the most anticipated fights in modern boxing. Experts believe this will be one of the best fights, if not the best fight, of the year.
Alvarez and Golovkin will rival the massive August fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Uysk in terms of interest. If Alvarez can pull off the victory, he will be seen as one of the great champions of the boxing world, regardless of the weight class.
Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin III Prediction
Alvarez has the advantage over Golovkin in the sense that the latter has never beaten him. The first battle ended in a split decision and the second in a majority decision.
The first fight was close in statistics with Golovkin landing more punches thrown. Fans were surprised Golovkin didn't win the first bout, but in the second, Alvarez kept his storied career going with a majority decision win.
It is difficult to look past Canelo for this one. He should outlast the challenger to retain his belts and end the trilogy of fights with Golovkin.