On September 17, Saul ’Canelo’ Alvarez will be joined by Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin in an epic trio clash. OddsCritic examines the betting and the background.
These two giants of the sport, four years after their first meeting, will finally lock horns again, most likely in Las Vegas on Saturday September 17.
The date was apparently set weeks ago, with both men needing to win interim fights to confirm it. Golovkin vs Ryoto Murata at Japan’s middleweight and Canelo at light-heavy.
Canelo makes a decision and…GGG 3
GGG kept his end of the bargain by winning in Saitama in April. But Bivol threatened to rip up the script when he won an unexpected victory over the P4P king in Las Vegas May 7.
Canelo spoke of an immediate rematch with Bivol after that loss. This would have ended the Golovkin Trilogy for now. He came to a completely different conclusion after just two weeks.
Canelo stated, “I feel very proud to be in a position to give the best fights, and this fight will not be an exception.”
Golovkin stated that he hoped to see him on September 17.
Eddie Hearn stated that the “Canelo vs. GGG Trilogy” is the most important fight in boxing. Hearn was thrilled to have this done for September 17. These two men are bitterly enmity and will end the series with a stout KO. This will be a thrilling fight between two great champions. It will be explosive from the first bell until the last man standing.
Canelo’s decision to end the rivalry with Golovkin will close the loop. It began in 2017 with the two amazing fights between them. Both were held in Vegas and produced spectacular entertainment, but both ended in controversial circumstances.
Experts believed GGG won comfortably in the first meeting, but the bout ended in a draw. The second meeting was much closer, Canelo controlling the centre ring and fighting with great intelligence and cojones. He claimed that it was a close call, despite experts stating Golovkin should have won.
Canelo vs GGG 3 odds
While we await the odds from UK bookmakers on Canelo, early reports from the U.S. show FanDuel inserting Canelo at -390 (equivalent of 1-4), with Golovkin at +290 (2.9-1).
Canelo (57-2-2) had looked at his best until that defeat to Bivol. Golovkin, meanwhile, turned 40 on the day of April’s defeat to Murata. Many experts are now wondering how much.
Golovkin will move up from middleweight (168lbs), to super-middle (168) for the Canelo Trilogy. Alvarez, who has annexed all of the belts in a remarkable run from late 2020 through late 2021, is the undisputed champion at this weight.
Canelo vs. GGG III is live on DAZN TV in the USA and Canada, as well as around the globe on DAZN (excluding Mexico and Latin America). It is in partnership between Matchroom, Canelo Promotions, and GGG Promotions.
DAZN subscribers in the UK had access to Canelo and Bivol at no additional cost beyond their regular monthly plan.