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Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin finds home at T-Mobile Arena

Alvarez has fought there twice before against Amir Khan and Liam Smith

Canelo Alvarez v Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Sorry, Jerry.

September 16th’s blockbuster showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is officially set to take place in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, ending AT&T Stadium’s bid for the biggest fight of the year.

The L.A. Times reports that basketball legend Magic Johnson also put forth Dodger Stadium as a potential venue, which would have made Canelo-GGG the first major boxing match to be held there since Davey Moore’s lethal loss to Sugar Ramos in 1963.

T-Mobile Arena hosted Alvarez’s glorified sparring session against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last month, as well as last year’s war between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev. Alvarez stopped Liam Smith at AT&T Stadium last November in said stadium’s third-ever boxing event, the first two being Manny Pacquiao’s blowouts of Antonio Margarito and Joshua Clottey.

It was a fun little sweepstakes, but was there ever really any doubt? Where else but the gambling capital of America?

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