Just like the first encounter between the two one year ago. the rematch will headline another pay-per-view card from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The rematch has become a grudge match as both boxers have made this upcoming fight a personal one for different reasons. You can read more about it in Fightful's review of the Canelo vs. GGG 2 24/7 review at this link.
The fight, for Golovkin's WBA, WBC and IBO titles as well as the vacant Ring Magazine belt, looks to end a rivalry that has been brewing for a long time. The two were supposed to have their rematch back in May, but after Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol back in February, the fight was scrapped for Cinco De Mayo weekend.
The first encounter between the two boxers was a middleweight classic with both men landing some of their best shots at each other, but it did not produce a winner. The 2017 fight ended in a controversial split draw that saw Alvarez get a 118-110 score from judge Adalaide Byrd, a score that has since then been ridiculed by the boxing world, but set the stage for the rematch to eventually happen.
With such a huge event taking place, there are a number of ways for fans all over the world to watch the mega event. For starters, boxing fans in the United States can buy the HBO pay-per-view for $84.99 with coverage set to start around 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
For fans in the United Kingdom who want to watch the fight, Canelo vs GGG 2 costs just £16.95 and can be purchased on BT TV, Sky and Virgin, with our exclusive live coverage from the T-Mobile Arena commencing at 11:30 p.m. British time.
In terms of watching the fight online, FITE TV does offer the fight at $99.99, but it also includes the ability to re-watch the fight until September 20.
Of course, not all fans are going to have internet access or simply want to watch the event on a big screen with a large group of people. Fathom Events has you covered with movie theaters all over the United States also providing a live broadcast of the entire pay-per-view card.
Here is the full pay-per-view card:
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin (c): WBA "super," WBC, IBO, vacant The Ring Magazine middleweight titles
- Jaime Munguia (c) vs. Brandon Cook: WBO junior middleweight title
- Gary O'Sullivan vs. David Lemieux
- Roman Gonzalez vs. Moises Fuentes
For fans who want to see even more boxing, FITE TV has free coverage of the Canelo vs. GGG 2 prelims starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. Below are the fights currently set for the prelims.
- Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Roberto Ortiz
- Alexis Rocha vs. Carlos Ortiz Cervantes
- Jaba Khositashvili vs. Lawrence King
- Brian Ceballo vs. David Thomas
Fightful will have live coverage of the entire pay-per-view, including a post-fight podcast with Fightful Managing Editor Sean Ross Sapp and lead boxing reporter Carlos Toro live on Fightful. Fightful's MMA Podcast featuring Sean Ross Sapp, "Showdown" Joe Ferraro, James Lynch and Carlos Toro did a segment previewing Canelo vs. GGG 2 which can be seen in the video above around the 32-minute mark.