LAS VEGAS (AP) – The much-anticipated Sept. 16 middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will take place on the Las Vegas Strip.
Promoter Oscar De La Hoya said Monday that the T-Mobile Arena on the Strip won out in bidding over AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The fight will be televised on pay-per-view from the 20,000-seat facility that is also the home of the UFC.READ MORE: Meatless 'McPlant Burger' Coming To North Texas
Golovkin, the unbeaten knockout puncher from Kazakhstan, will defend his middleweight titles against Alvarez, the red-head who is the biggest boxing star in Mexico. Alvarez, whose only loss was at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr., is coming off a lopsided win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last month in Las Vegas.READ MORE: Pelvic Exams Can Be Incredibly Difficult For Women Who've Survived Sexual Assault
Golovkin (37-0, 33 knockouts) has been established as a 2-1 favorite over Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 knockouts) in a bout that was several years in the making.MORE NEWS: 7-Year-Old Venezuelan Migrant Drowns Trying To Cross Rio Grande River Into Texas
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