Tag Archives: Canelo Alvarez

Former Canelo Foe Erislandy Lara Calls Golovkin Rematch a ‘Classic’ And Would Love to Face Either Man

Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara fought to a close battle in 2014 (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

Former WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara knows all too well what’s it’s like being in the ring vs. Canelo Alvarez. The two faced off in July of 2014 in Las Vegas, with Canelo scoring a razor thin split-decision victory that Lara adamantly claims he deserved to win. This past weekend in Las Vegas, Canelo (50-1-2, 34 KO’s) was again in a close battle, as he edged out a majority decision over former lineal middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO’s) to capture the WBA and WBC middleweight titles.

Lara (25-3-2, 14 KOs) was far more optimistic when watching the Canelo vs. Golovkin matchup, offering praise to both men after the match inside of the T-Mobile Arena.

Oscar De La Hoya Sends an Open Letter to Boxing Fans in The Wake of Canelo vs. Golovkin II Fight

Canelo Alvarez scored his biggest victory on Saturday night (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

The boxing world is still very much discussing the action that took place Saturday night, as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez produced his greatest victory as a professional in edging out former lineal middleweight champion Gennady  “GGG” Golovkin via majority decision in Las Vegas. Scores reading 115-113 twice and 114-114 saw Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO’s) hand Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO’s)  his first defeat, while also collecting the WBA and WBC middleweight titles.

And in the wake of the action fight, much debate has been going on as to who really won the contest, and much has been said from those in the boxing world and fans alike. Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Alvarez, recently addressed some of his thoughts with an open letter to boxing fans. Check below to see what De La Hoya had to say.

A Look Back at Canelo Alvarez’s Thrilling Victory Over Gennady Golovkin [PHOTOS]

Canelo Alvarez, right, and Gennady Golovkin went to war on Saturday night (Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 15, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defeated his rival Gennady “GGG” Golovkin over the course of 12 action packed rounds. Following the action, scorecards reading 115-113 twice and 114-114 gave Canelo (50-1-2, 34 KO’s) the victory while Golovkin tastes his first defeat, dropping to 38-1-1 with 34 knockouts.

With the win, Canelo captures the lineal middleweight crown, as well as the WBC and WBC titles. The 28-year old feels he has redeemed himself with the big win.

Canelo Alvarez (159.4) and Gennady Golovkin (159.6) Face Off Following Tense Weigh-In [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin coming face to face on Friday (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, Sep. 14, lineal middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez faced off briefly following their weigh-in. And while the face off didn’t last long, you could see the animosity in the air as Alvarez approached Golovkin, only to be restrained moments later as things nearly erupted.

Both men do appear to be in great shape. Golovkin hit the scales weighing 159.6 pounds and was noticeably calm and collected, while Alvarez came in weighing 159.4 pounds moments later.

PHOTOS: Gennady Golovkin Arrives in Las Vegas for Canelo Rematch And is Eyeing a Knockout

Gennady Golovkin has made his way to Las Vegas (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez made their grand arrivals to the city of Las Vegas ahead of their highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday night, from the T-Mobile Arena. One year ago, Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO’s) and Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s) faced off in a competitive fight that ended up as a split-draw after 12 rounds.

The tensions are high heading into this weekend’s second encounter and the lineal champion from Kazakhstan isn’t rattled.

Canelo Alvarez Arrives in Las Vegas for Gennady Golovkin Rematch: ‘I’m Bothered by All The Stupid Things They’ve Been Saying’ [PHOTOS]

Canelo Alvarez has officially arrived in Las Vegas (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s another fight week in Las Vegas, as former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA/WBC and lineal middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin have made their official grand arrivals to the city. Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s) and Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO’s) fought to a highly-controversial split-draw one year ago inside of the T-Mobile Arena, the same place where the rematch will go down this Saturday.

“I’m bothered by all the stupid things they’ve been saying,” Alvarez stated to the press after his arrival.

Gennady Golovkin Ready For Canelo Alvarez Rematch: ‘He is Not a Champion’ [PHOTOS]

Gennady Golovkin Looks Ready for his Sep. 15 Rematch vs. Canelo Alvarez (Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos)

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By Chris Robinson

Lineal middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin worked out for the press and thousands of fans on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles, at the Banc of California Stadium. Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO’s) will face former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-2, 34 KO’s) on Sep. 15 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on HBO pay per view in one of the biggest fights of the year.

There has been a lot of back-and-forth banter between the two camps over the past few months. Golovkin and his trainer Abel Sanchez have had plenty of words for Canelo following his failed drug test back in February ahead of their scheduled rematch that was set for May, as the Mexican superstar tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug Clenbuterol. Alvarez was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, saw the May rematch cancelled, and Golovkin instead went on to defeat Vanes Martirosyan instead, in Southern California.

PHOTOS: Canelo Alvarez Works Out in Los Angeles, Claims Gennady Golovkin Rematch is ‘Personal’

Canelo Alvarez during his media day in Los Angeles on Sunday (Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos)

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By Chris Robinson

On Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26, former two-division champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin held an open media workout in front of thousands at the Banc of California Stadium ahead of their highly-anticipated rematch on Sep. 15. Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KO’s) will face Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO’s) from the T=Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in an HBO pay per view telecast that has bad blood attached to it.

The two camps have been going back and forth with one another in the press for several months now and for Canelo, this isn’t just another prize fight.

Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez Part II: Will The Rematch Be Worth The Wait?

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will meet again (Photo: HoganPhotos)

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By Chris Robinson

By now, it’s been well documented to everyone the kind of ride Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin have put us through these past few months. From Canelo Alvarez initially failing a pre-fight drug test that ended up leading to the cancellation of their May rematch, to the back-and-forth war of words between the two camps, and eventually the promising news that we will be seeing the two men face off again in Sep., there has been a lot to take in.

But Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin part two is officially on its way, as the rematch is set for Sep. 15 inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., with HBO pay per view once again airing the contest. The two men fought to a controversial split-draw verdict after 12 rounds of action and people were speculating as to whether a rematch was going to actually take place.

PHOTOS: Reliving the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez Battle in Las Vegas

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez delivered a classic on Saturday night (Photo: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Satuday night, Sep. 16, inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin retained his titles with a hard-fought and controversial split-draw with former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

It was an action-packed showdown pitting the strength, power, and disciplined attack of Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO’s) against the savvy and cunning Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s), who boxed, moved, and countered more than we have ever seen him. After twelve rounds, scores of 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 for Golovkin, and 114-114 saw the match end in a split-draw, with both men believing they have done enough to secure the victory.

Canelo Alvarez (160) vs. Gennady Golovkin (160) Official Weigh-In From The MGM Grand

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin meet on Saturday night (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBR Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) and his opponent, two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO’s), both weighed in at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds ahead of their showdown tomorrow night.

Golovkin and Alvarez meet on HBO pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena in a fight that serves as the most significant and intriguing fight to make in the sport of boxing.

PHOTOS: Gennady Golovkvin and Canelo Alvarez Make Their Grand Arrials in LAs Vegas

Gennady Golovkvin inside of the MGM Grand on Tuesday afternoon (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, inside of the MGM Grand lobby in Las Vegas, Nev., lineal middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkvin and former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez both made their official arrivals to the city ahead off their showdown this weekend.

On Saturday night, Sep. 16, Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) and Canelo (49-1-1, 34 KO’s) will meet inside of the T-Mobile Arena in an HBO pay-per-view showdown that also serves as the best possible fight to make in the sport.

Canelo Alvarez Dominates Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas [Post-Fight Coverage]

Canelo Alvarez came through with a commanding victory on Saturday night (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, May 6, Mexican superstar and junior middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez dominated an outmatched former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. over twelve one-sided rounds. Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO’s) was far too strong, poised, and precise throughout their HBO pay per view matchup inside of the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

With over 20,500 partisans in attendance for another wild Cinco De Mayo weekend, Alvarez proved himself to be far superior in every category, often tagging Chavez with sharp blows. Following twelve rounds, scores of 120-108 were read across the board for the Jalisco-born fighter, who continues to cement himself as the sport’s biggest star.

Canelo vs. Chavez Official Weigh-In: Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Footage at the MGM Grand

Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Fight on Saturday night (Photo: Golden Boy Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, May 5, WBO junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. weighed in ahead of their anticipated HBO pay per view showdown from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) and Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s), both weighed in at 164 pounds, exactly half a pound under the 164.5 catch-weight limit they agreed to.

Canelo and Chavez FACE OFF in Las Vegas days away from HBO PPV bout

Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at their final press conference (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, WBO junior middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and former WBC junior middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. came face to face at their final press conference ahead of their big match this weekend. The two fighters face off on Saturday, May 6 from the T-Mobile Arena on HBO pay per view.

Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) and Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s) both understand the importance of this matchup and they are each carrying a professional, subdued approach as the days go by.

Video: Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Grand Arrivals in Las Vegas

Canelo Alvarez looking relaxed inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Another Fight Week has hit the town of Las Vegas, as WBO junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez faces off with former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. inside of the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night on HBO pay per view.

Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) and Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s) made their official grand arrivals to Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon. Not much animosity to sense in the air, as each man seems calm and focused just days away from the big match.

Canelo Alvarez stops Liam Smith in the ninth; will dream match with Golovkin happen in 2017?

Canelo Alvarez was too much for Liam Smith on Saturday night

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 17, Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez captured the WBO junior welterweight title from Liverpool’s Liam “Beefy” Smith via ninth round TKO inside of the AT&T Stadium in  Arlington, Tex.

Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) was precise throughout the contest, building up an early lead off of his combination-punching and work to the body. Smith was a brave opponent in the face of such firepower, but was never able to get his game plan on track.

Canelo Alvarez finishes Amir Khan off in the sixth round with a brutal one-punch knockout

Canelo Alvarez stopped Amir Khan in the sixth round of their matchup on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, May 7, WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stopped a courageous Amir Khan in the sixth round of their HBO pay per view showdown from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Canelo (47-1-1, 33 KO’s) had a little trouble early on adapting to Khan’s style, as the British star and former junior welterweight titlist stuck to moving and boxing  early on. Through four rounds several outlets had Khan ahead of Canelo, who was patiently biding his time.

PHOTOS: Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan both hit the scale at 155 pounds at official weigh-in

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan clash on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

As soon as it was revealed that WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez would be making the first defense of his title against former junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan, speculation began to run about the size difference between the two men.

Canelo (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) has always been a solid junior middleweight, who has came into the ring well over 170 pounds on certain fight nights, while Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s) is moving up in weight following a three-fight stint in the welterweight ranks.

Virgil Hunter breaks down Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan days before big showdown

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan face off at their final presser in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments prior to the final Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan press conference inside of the MGM Grand’s KA Theatre in Las Vegas, Nev., Hustle Boss caught up with former Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter.

The Oakland, Calif.-based trainer has been with Khan the past four years, dating back to his upset loss to Danny Garcia in July of 2014, and the duo has reeled of five straight victories together.