Canelo / GGG 24/7
(July 24th ) HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 18 Sports Emmy® Awards, will return for its 23rd multi-part boxing installment with 24/7 CANELO/GOLOVKIN, it was announced today by Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports. The two-part behind-the-scenes series follows two elite fighters – Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin – as they prepare for their middleweight championship megafight title showdown Saturday, Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
24/7 CANELO/GOLOVKIN debuts SATURDAY, AUG. 26 (midnight-12:30 a.m. ET/PT), immediately following the previously announced “World Championship Boxing” doubleheader that begins at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT).
The show will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals.
“The boxing world has eagerly anticipated this middleweight showdown between two of the best fighters and biggest stars in the sport,” said Bernstein. “We now get to present them and their preparations for this long-awaited encounter in the ring.”
Episode two of 24/7 CANELO/GOLOVKIN debuts one week before the high-stakes bout, on Saturday, Sept. 9 (1:00-1:30 a.m. ET/PT), immediately following the “HBO Boxing After Dark” tripleheader that begins at 10:15 p.m. (ET/PT).
24/7 CANELO/GOLOVKIN will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes access, along with in-depth interviews, as the fighters gear up in Southern California for their Las Vegas collision in the ring. Both men rank high on many pound-for-pound lists and have been dominant in the middleweight division.
Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs), of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, is again holding camp with renowned trainer Eddy Reynoso. The 27-year-old phenom is coming off a dominant victory over fellow countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in May and is on a seven-bout winning streak that has reinforced his elite standing in the middleweight ranks. His drawing power as the sport’s top pay-per-view attraction has been demonstrated both at the box office and in pay-per-view performance.
Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, now living in Los Angeles, is training with the acclaimed Abel Sanchez. The undefeated 35-year-old has compiled an extraordinary knockout-to-win ratio of 89%, while only three of his fights have gone past the eighth round and only one has lasted the full 12 rounds. Golovkin’s dramatic ring style has transformed him into one of the sport’s brightest stars in a few short years and he has sold out arenas from New York to California.
Canelo’s fourth “24/7” appearance and Golovkin’s second, 24/7 CANELO/GOLVKIN is the latest installment of the acclaimed franchise that began in 2007. Among the most-honored sports series on TV, it was called “a masterfully entertaining reality show” by ESPN The Magazine.
“Canelo vs. Golovkin” will take place at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)/5:00 p.m. (PT), and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
(July 12) Boxing's No. 1 pound for pound superhero GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN is back at The Summit Gym, head trainer Abel Sanchez's high altitude training complex in Big Bear, Calif., preparing for the biggest challenge to his World Championship crown Canelo Alvarez! Golovkin, the 2017 ESPY Award Best Fighter nominee (his third consecutive nomination), came into training fit and fired up as he gears up for his long-awaited Las Vegas debut.
“Abel has new ideas for this fight – exciting ideas -- and I need to be my best to perform in the ring,” said Golovkin. “I don’t care about pound for pound. This is real. This is about being the champion of the world.”
“I was very happy with the first week Gennady spent in camp for basic conditioning,” said Sanchez. “The most difficult thing to do with Gennady is to hold him back. Starting slowly is just not in his vocabulary. Gennady has wanted this fight for so long. I can already tell he is going to pull out all stops in this training camp to be at his best on September 16. This is war.”
Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), a native of Karaganda, Kazakhstan who now resides in Los Angeles, has reigned as a world middleweight champion since 2010. Throughout his seven-year championship tenure he has successfully defended his crown 18 times while unifying the WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO titles. Only one of those fights went the distance. He defends his titles against lineal and RING Magazine Middleweight World Champion and Mexican icon Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs).
Canelo vs. Golovkin is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions and sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD, Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Fred Loya Insurance, Tsesnabank and Capital Holdings. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at soldout T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
Canelo / GGG LA Presser!
Canelo vs GGG
NY Presser Plus Q&A!
Canelo vs GGG
Kick Off Presser!
(June 5th) The long-awaited blockbuster middleweight showdown between two-division world champion IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight World Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin versus Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has found a home.
The highly anticipated Middleweight Championship HBO PPV event has landed at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Saturday September 16 th Mexican Independence Day weekend.
Making his third visit to T-Mobile Arena, Canelo Alvarez, 49-1-1, 34Ko’s comes in off a twelve-round embarrassment of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. May 6th.
While the unbeaten IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight World Champion, Golovkin, 37-0, 33Ko’s making his first appearance at T-Mobile Arena enters off a 23 bout KO streak ending twelve round unanimous decision win over Brooklyn, New York “Miracle Man” Danny Jacobs, March 18th.
"I am thrilled to return to T-Mobile Arena, and to give the fans the best fight that can be made in our sport today," Canelo said. "I have repeatedly said that I fear no man, and I am now going to prove it by stepping into the ring against GGG. When the final bell rings, everyone will know that this is indeed the Canelo era, and that I am the best fighter in all of boxing."
"This is the type of fight I have dreamed of since I became a professional boxer,"
Golovkin said. "This fight will be at a true championship level and we will give the fans an exciting fight."
The fan friendly 160-pound limit main event pairing two of the sports most talented and biggest punchers is a product of when boxing’s best step up and face the best.
The Canelo vs. Golovkin 12-round Middleweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions, sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD, Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle and O'Reilly Auto Parts will a HBO Pay-Per-View will be broadcast LIVE Saturday, September 16 th from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
IBF Orders Eliminator for Golovkin vs Canelo Winner!
(May 11th) It has been reported that the IBF has now ordered a middleweight eliminator between Georgia, based Bahamian, Tureano Johnson and Brooklyn, New York based Russian, Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko for the right to face the winner of the September 16th IBF, WBC, WBA Middleweight Championship but between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
The 33-year-old 2008 Olympian, Johnson, 20-1, 14Kos a pro since March 2010 running off fourteen straight wins before stumbling April 4th, 2014 being stopped in the final round of a fight he was well ahead against Curtis Stevens has rebounded well recording six consecutive wins coming off a seventeen-month injury caused layoff to stop tough Mexican veteran Fabiano Pena in two rounds his last time out March 23rd.
An elite boxer as an amateur developing a significant set of skills, the 31-year-old Derevyanchenko, turning pro July 2014 running off ten straight victories, eight coming inside the distance against increasingly tougher competition is on a four bout KO run stopping Jessie Nicklow, Mike Guy, former IBF Middleweight Champion Sam Soliman in two rounds and previously unbeaten Kemahl Russell in five rounds his last time out March 14th.
Should there be no immediate GGG vs Canelo rematch the winner of Johnson vs Derevyanchenko is tentatively scheduled for early 2018.
Canelo Announces Mega Fight With
Unified Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin!
(May 6th) No sooner did boxing's biggest star Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) dispatch Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) in a dominant shutout victory over 12 rounds at the sold-out T-Mobile Arena on presented live on HBO Pay-Per-View, than the middleweight superstar announced that boxing's biggest fight - a showdown with Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) - would take place on Mexican Independence Day weekend on September 16. Canelo beat Chavez, Jr. from pillar to post, earning a unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the fight 120-108.
"Tonight, I showed I could move, I could box, I showed as a fighter I can do all things," Canelo said. "I thought I was going to showcase myself as a fighter that could throw punches, but he just wouldn't do it. I've shown I can do lots of things in the ring, anything a fighter brings-I've shown I can showcase myself. I wanted to try something new, I never sit down in sparring and I didn't want to sit here. GGG-you are next, my friend. The fight is done. I've never feared anyone, since I was 16, fighting as a professional. When I was born, fear was gone. I never got my share of fear. I'm very happy, and the rivalry is going to show my skills even more. I've had difficult fights, and that will no doubt be a tough fight. But, I always say, Canelo Alvarez is the best because I fight the best."
"I feel very excited; in September, it will be a different style-a big drama show," said Golovkin. "I'm ready. Tonight, first congrats to Canelo and his team. Right now, I think everyone is excited for September. Canelo looked very good tonight, and 100 percent he is the biggest challenge of my career. Good luck to Canelo in September."
Celebrities in attendance for the sell out crowd of 20,510 at T-Mobile Arena for Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. included Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Bernard Hopkins, Golden Boy Promotions business partner and future Hall of Famer, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr., Mexican boxing legend and father to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., former professional boxer and world champion Evander Holyfield, former three-division world champion Marco Antonio "Baby-faced Assasin" Barrera, former four-division world champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales, four-division world champion Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez, WBC Diamond, WBA and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Champion Jorge "El Niño De Oro" Linares, former WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas, Middleweight world champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, two-division world champion Andre Ward, UFC fighters Nate and Nick Diaz, comedian Dave Chapelle, musician and actor Ice Cube, Mexican singer, songwriter and actor Pepe Aguilar, EXTRA television host Mario Lopez, Mexican actor and model Gabriel Soto, Mexican regional artist Regulo Caro, Mexican regional artist Gerardo Ortiz, Mexican actress Geraldine Bazan, singer, songwriter and actress Paula DeAnda.
"Canelo beat me, he beat me at the distance," Chavez, Jr. said. "He is a very active fighter-he's very good and he beat me. I wanted to box but he went to the ropes and I just needed to throw more punches. I would've attacked more I would've been countered by his punches. Nacho told me to do that but the strategy didn't work. The speed and the distance was the key. I didn't feel that much power because I felt dwindled, I couldn't throw as many punches as I wanted. My father kept telling me to throw more punches from the ringside."
Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. was a 12-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with TGB sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Adriana's Insurance and Interjet. Lemieux vs. Reyes was presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Eye of the Tiger Management, Matthysse vs. Taylor was a 10-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Boxing and Star Boxing. Diaz, Jr. vs. Avila was presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event took place on Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena and was produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®