After their close split decision settlement back in 2017, Alvarez and GGG targeted to fight in May. However, after Canelo tested positive, as per reported the fighter was positive because of the beef he ate while in Mexico, the fight was postponed and now HBO will once again highlight the most anticipated Canelo Vs. GGG 2.
Golovkin, earlier in May fought Vanes Martirosyan, and now Tripple G and Canelo will fight to unify the WBA Super, WBC, and WBO middleweight titles. Further, the fight will also decide the vacant Ring and lineal middleweight champion. Let's take a look at the Event, it's time, Date and live streams.
Canelo Vs. GGG 2 is booked for 15th September on Saturday and will start live at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada is booked for the 15th September's Canelo Vs. GGG 2 event.
The HBO pay per view event is priced at $84.99 per PPV byes and Cable providers such as Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Optimum, AT&T U-verse, Xfinity, Verizon Fios, Spectrum, Frontier, SuddenLink, Mediacom Xtream has the streaming rights. Further, FITE.tv will be running the live streaming for web users and online broadcast followers.
One of the most respected big-fight judges who so far has judged 11 Floyd Mayweather fights Dave Moretti is the first judge for the fight. A former unofficial scorer on HBO boxing telecasts, Steve Weisfeld is the second judge for the event. Glenn Feldman is the final judge known for judging Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight back in 2015. He has judged three GGG fights and two Alvarez bouts too.
A member of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Benjy Esteves Jr. will be the referee. Esteves before this has refereed some memorable bouts like Naseem Hamed-Kevin Kelley, Bernard Hopkins-Kelly Pavlik, and Guillermo Rigondeaux-Nonito Donaire.
According to the NAC, all three judges will earn $2,500 for the bout, while Esteves will be paid $5,000. So, with these elite judges and referee the fight is expected to headling much less to no controversy this time.