The hype for the trilogy battle between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin has been off the charts following intense faceoffs and interviews over the previous couple of days.
After presenting their third battle earlier than the media in Los Angeles, California over the weekend, the rivals stepped into the Yankees Stadium and threw out the primary ball of the MLB recreation between the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics.
Watch Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin concurrently throw the primary pitch:
The pair then matched up in one other epic staredown, standing nose-to-nose and immobile as followers on the world-famous stadium cheered them on.
Alvarez, 31, and Golovkin, 40, fought in 2017 and 2018 at middleweight. Their first assembly ended with a extremely controversial cut up draw. The rematch in 2018 was as soon as once more plagued with controversy as Alvarez defeated ‘GGG’ by way of majority determination after 12 rounds.
After years of ready, the pair are set to face one another for the third time on September 17 on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, which can also be the positioning of their first two conferences.
Watch the 2 rivals face off on the Yankees Stadium:
Gennadiy Golovkin with the parting shot: ‘Don’t miss me a lot’
All through their promotional occasions, it was Canelo Alvarez who got here out aggressive, animated, and stuffed with trash-talk to generate extra curiosity of their battle.
Nonetheless, after their face-off on the Yankees Stadium, it was Gennadiy Golovkin who provided the parting photographs on social media, telling the Mexican star in an Instagram put up:
“Do not miss me a lot, see you on September 17.”
Their assembly on the Yankees Stadium might be their final faceoff earlier than they meet once more on battle week of their much-awaited matchup.
On the road for his or her tremendous middleweight showdown is Alvarez’s WBA (Tremendous), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Tremendous Middleweight Championships.
Since shedding to Alvarez in 2018, Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) went on to win his subsequent 4 fights, profitable the WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight titles within the course of. The Kazakhstani boxer final fought in April 2022, the place he scored a ninth-round technical knockout win in opposition to Ryota Murata.
On the opposite facet, Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) is coming off a stunning loss by the hands of WBA Gentle Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol by way of unanimous determination.