Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are set to fight for the third time on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena for all four major super middleweight titles.20:00 ET DAZN PPV — Subscribe Now). The epic boxing trilogy the fans have been craving for will wrap up in Las Vegas this weekend.
The two first met five years ago at middleweight (many still believe the veteran Golovkin is already too late to finally get his chance), but the fight ended in an unsatisfactory split draw – mostly due to Adalaida Byrd’s dizzying scorecard. . Many felt that GGG had done enough to win, so there were immediate calls for a rematch.
Although the two agreed to a rematch, it wasn’t without some controversy as Alvarez tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol ahead of their scheduled May showdown. Alvarez claimed that the tainted meat was the reason for the positive test, and to date, none of the subsequent tests have failed.
The pair had a rematch in September 2018, and once again most of the media felt that Golovkin deserved a narrow victory. However, it was Alvarez who raised his hand, winning a split decision to win the WBA and WBC middleweight titles.
In those first two fights, Golovkin became Canelo’s favorite given his reputation and incredible knockout streak early in his career. But given the way things have panned out for the veteran — and superstar explosion for Alvarez — the Mexican enters the trilogy as a top -500 favorite. It should be noted that Alvarez received about the same price for his fight with Dmitry Bivol in May, where he suffered his first loss in nine years by decision.
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Another notable bout brings the return of Jesse “Bam Bam” Rodriguez, who is looking to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Israel Gonzalez in a joint film. Rodriguez, 22, has a perfect 16-0 score and 11 knockouts in his young career. He has major wins against top heavyweight fighters to his credit, including a TKO win over Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and a decision win over Carlos Cuadras to earn the WBC 115 lb title.
To kick off the PPV celebration, the longtime veteran enters the fight at super middleweight. Gabriel Rosado is back as he looks to get back into the win column over Ali Akhmedov. Rosado, 36, shocked many with his stunning knockout of Bektemir Melikuziev in 2021. The veteran has consistently failed in turn-based combat throughout his career, but beat off the rising foe with one of the best finishes of the year. After that, he suffered a couple of losses from Jaime Munguia and Shane Mosley Jr., but the victory over Akmedov could have brought him another big fee.
Below is all the latest information on the light heavyweight bout and how you can watch the action at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Plus the latest fight card news and rumors with the latest odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook.
Canelo vs Golovkin 3 Battle Card Odds
- Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (c) -500 vs. Gennady Golovkin +380, Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship
- Jesse Rodriguez (c) -1200 vs. Israel Gonzalez +750, WBC Heavyweight Championship
- Austin Williams -575 vs. Kieron Conway +425, WBA International Middleweight Championship
- Diego Pacheco -2500 vs. Enrique Collazo +1200 super middleweight
- Ali Akhmedov -700 vs. Gabriel Rosado +500, super middleweight
Canelo vs Golovkin 3 info
- Date: September 17
- Location: T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas
- Start time: 20:00 ET
- How to watch: DAZN PPV (Subscribe Now) | Price: $64.99
Canelo vs Golovkin 3 countdown
- Campbell: Golovkin
- Campbell: can win the trilogy
- Brookhouse: in Las Vegas