Alvarez Confirms Golovkin Bout For September 16

The 26-year-old made the announcement immediately after easing to a points win over compatriot, Julio Chavez Jr, at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas.

According to Canelo’s promoter, Oscar de la Hoya, the bout is “signed, sealed and delivered” for September 16.

Golovkin will put his WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles on the line against the WBO light-middleweight champion.

Canelo To Vacate WBC Middleweight Title

Canelo, WBC Middleweight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez says he is to relinquish his WBC middleweight world championship belt but still hopes to arrange a mega-fight with Gennady Golovkin.

The unbeaten Golovkin is the WBA and IBF champion, and a bout between the Kazakh fighter and Alvarez would stir up colossal interest among fight fans.

Golvokin is the mandatory challenger for the WBC title and it was hoped a fight between the pair would be arranged.

Alvarez has, however, issued a statement insisting he will continue negotiating a fight with Golovkin and to finalize a deal as quickly as possible but he will not be forced into the ring by artificial deadlines.

“After much consideration, today, I instructed my team at Golden Boy Promotions to continue negotiating a fight with Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and to finalize a deal as quickly as possible.

“I also informed the WBC that I will vacate its title.

“For the entirety of my career, I have taken the fights that no one wanted because I fear no man. Never has that been more true than today.

“I will fight ‘GGG,’ and I will beat ‘GGG’ but I will not be forced into the ring by artificial deadlines.

“I am hopeful that by putting aside this ticking clock, the two teams can now negotiate this fight, and ‘GGG’ and I can get in the ring as soon as possible and give the fans the fight they want to see,” he said.