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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.

Undefeated welterweight prospect Brian Ceballo Set to Fight on Golovkin-Alvarez II Undercard

Brian Ceballo is searching for win number five this weekend in Las Vegas 

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., the boxing world will see one of the year’s biggest fights when WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and former two-division champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez face off in a highly-anticipated rematch.

The bad blood has been brewing between the camps of Alvarez and Golovkin for several months now and there is fair enough reason why this is one of the sport’s biggest events in 2018.

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.

PHOTOS: Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee Deliver Fireworks as Promised in Las Vegas

Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee following their fight this past Saturday (All photos: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s often a special thing to see when two gladiators engage one another on the biggest of stages.

That was exactly this case this past Saturday, Oct. 7, inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. at UFC 216 as Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee engaged in a battle for the UFC interim lightweight championship.

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.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Joseph Diaz Defeats Rafael Rivera over 12; Title Shot Next?

Joseph Diaz wins again in Las Vegas (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., undefeated featherweight contender Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz remained undefeated with a twelve-round unanimous decision victory over late replacement Rafael Rivera, who was filling in for undefeated Jorge Lara.

Diaz (25-0, 13 KO’s) is hoping to land a crack at WBC champion Gary Russell Jr., and he did what was needed from his end to handily defeat Rivera (25-1-2, 16 KO’s), over twelve rounds. Shortly after the final bell, scores of 120-108 and 119-109 twice were read in Diaz’s favor, as he very well could be facing Russell in the near future.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Diego De La Hoya Hands Randy Caballero His First Defeat Via Unanimous Decision

Diego De La Hoya stays undefeated in Las Vegas (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

The action keeps rolling along in Las Vegas inside of the T-Mobile Arena as we await the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin showdown.

On the undercard, in a battle of unbeaten, Diego De La Hoya handed former bantamweight champion Randy Caballero his first defeat. De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KO’s) was a little sharper and busier than Caballero (24-1, 13 KO’s), capturing a unanimous decision over ten rounds via scorecards of 100-90 and 98-92 twice.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Ryan Martin Captures a Split-Nod Over a Very Game Francisco Rojo

Ryan Martin remains undefeated in Las Vegas (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

In a fight that may have been much tougher than expected, Chattanooga, Tenn. native Ryan Martin captured a ten-round split-decision over a very tough Francisco Rojo inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Martin (20-0, 11 KO’s) wasn’t able to capture the victory in easy fashion, however, as Rojo (20-3, 11 KO’s) kept pressure on throughout the fight. It was the sharp-punching of Martin vs. the aggression of Rojo.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Marlen Esparza Moves to 3-0 with Unanimous Decision Over Cosme

Marlen Esparza remains undefeated (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 16, undefeated female flyweight Marlen Esparza moved to 3-0 with a six-round unanimous decision over Colorado’s Tania Cosme inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Esparza, originally from Houston, Tex., is a former Olympian and is held in high regard by those in the sport. She won on all cards by scores of 60-54.

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.

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather (149.5) vs. Conor McGregor (153) FULL weigh-in

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face to face at Friday’s weigh-in (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier today, inside of the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nev., former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor made weight ahead of their scheduled mega fight on SHOWTIME pay per view tomorrow.

McGregor came into the arena first, with Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” playing in the background, while Mayweather came out to Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight” shortly thereafter.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor Officially Kick Off Fight Week in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor made their official arrivals to Las Vegas on Tuesday (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather and MMA superstar/aspiring boxer Conor McGregor both made their grand arrivals to Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon, in front of the T-Mobile Arena.

Mayweather (49-0, 26 KO’s) and McGregor (0-0) will meet on Saturday night in one of the biggest events in sports history. Check out the video below for a closer look at Tuesday’s arrivals.

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.