As the September 16 fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin nears, HBO has been pulling out all the stops to promote the middleweight showdown. In addition to their 24/7 series and an upcoming special Under The Lights: Canelo/Golovkin (set to debut this Saturday at 10pm), the network has now just released another video extravaganza: Countdown to Canelo vs. Golovkin.
This one isn’t narrated by Liev Schrieber or anything, but it does feature commentary from boxing greats such as Oscar De La Hoya (who is obviously promoting the fight), Tommy Hearns, and Roberto Duran. We also get some interview footage of the two combatants themselves: Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
This video also features a lot of hokey costumes that represent a throwback to the ‘good ol’ days’ of boxing. That aspect is kind of corny to be perfectly honest, but I suppose one could also consider it to be ‘creative.’ I’m obviously not one of those people.
Anyway, check out the full video above!