The T-Mobile Arena will not just host the highly-anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on September 15 as the entire pay-per-view card was announced featuring several other boxing stars.
Golden Boy Promotions announced the pay-per-view card for Canelo vs. GGG 2 with WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia defending his title against Brandon Cook, marking Munguia’s HBO pay-per-view debut. Also announced on the undercard is the return of former pound-for-pound king Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and a grudge match between David Lemieux and Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan.
Munguia, the young world champion who won the title back in May, recently defended his title in July against mandatory challenger Liam Smith. Munguia will also be fighting for the fifth time in 2018. Cook, a top five junior middleweight in the official WBO rankings, is currently riding a two-fight win streak since suffering his lone pro loss to Kanat Islam last year.
Gonzalez, who has not fought since losing a rematch to WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai nearly a year ago, will be fighting former world title challenger Moises Fuentes. Fuentes has not fought since being knocked out by then-WBC flyweight champion Daigo Higa back in February.
As for Lemieux and O’Sullivan, the two will fight after weeks of feuding on social media. O’Sullivan has won his last six fights and is currently riding a wave momentum that started last December with a minor upset win over Antoine Douglas. Lemieux, a former middleweight world champion, rebounded from a December 2017 loss to WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders with a unanimous decision win over Karim Achour.
The card will be headlined by the rematch between Alvarez and Golovkin for Golovkin’s unified WBA “super,” WBC and IBO middleweight titles. The two superstars fought on September 16, 2017 when the fight ended in a split draw.