Boxing purists will welcome the world middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarezafter last month’s Mayweather vs McGregor fight.
Two of ‘Triple G’s’ four belts are on the line when the two fighters meet at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas on September 16 with the WBA and IBF world titles up for grabs.
The Russian Golovkin is undefeated as a professional, but many are tipping Canelo to be the first fighter to topple him. The only defeat of Canelo’s career came against Mayweather in 2015.
The 27-year-old, nicknamed ‘Canelo’, meaning Cinnamon in Spanish due to his red hair, beat Britain’s Amir Khan with a spectacular knockout last year.
With both fighters boasting a fearsome reputation for punching power, many commentators are loathed to predict the outcome in such an evenly-matched bout.
The bout is billed as a middleweight superfight
What TV channel is it on?
The fight will be broadcast live on Box Nation, a dedicated boxing channel which can be found on both Sky Sports and BT Sport platforms.
How can I watch?
The fight will cost £16.95 to watch, slightly less than the much-controverted bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
BoxNation’s current paying subscribers, and any new customers that wish to subscribe instead of buying it via the Box Office service, will get the fight as part of their monthly subscription.
The only way to buy Canelo v Golovkin on Sky is via the Sky remote control and will be available to purchase from Saturday 9th September.
Two of Golovkin’s world title belts will be on the line in Las Vegas CREDIT: AP
Virgin Media customers can order the event too via their remote control from Monday 11th September.
If you are not a Sky or Virgin Media customer you can buy this fight as part of a monthly subscription to the channel through boxnation.com.
Simply choose your platform: Sky, TalkTalk, Freeview, Online or App and follow the instructions online. There is no minimum term so you can cancel anytime.
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