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HBO unveils Canelo-Golovkin II undercard

Canelo-GGG 2 will be stacked with middleweights.

Canelo Alvarez v Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. - Weigh-in Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

September 15th’s Canelo-Golovkin rematch has just had it’s undercard finalized and will feature a number of middleweights. In addition to the middleweight main event between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, junior middleweight titleholder Jaime Munguia (30-0, 25 KOs) will be making his second title defense against Brandon Cook (20-1, 13 KOs). Munguia offered these thoughts on the opportunity to fight on the big stage:

“I’m very motivated to be in such an important card,” said Munguia. “It will be the most important boxing event of the year. For me it is an honor to be on this card supporting Canelo Alvarez, who is also Mexican, on a date that is so special for Mexico, for me and for all of the people. We will do our best to please the public. I promise to not disappoint, so don’t miss my fight and don’t miss Canelo vs. GGG 2.”

Also on the card will be a surefire action fight between middleweight sluggers David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) and Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs), which has the potential to be a Fight of the Year candidate. Lemieux had this to say on the bout:

“I’m looking forward to fighting ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan next. I have some unfinished business at 160. We’re going to take one fight at a time. Spike is an action fighter, like me. He’s a tough cookie and comes to fight. This is a fight for the fans. Come September 15, I want to steal the show.”

Meanwhile O’Sullivan says, “This fight is just another step towards fulfilling my ambition of becoming a world champion and providing a good life for my family! David Lemieux is just an object in my way that I fully intend smashing through! Then, I want Canelo or GGG—either one, it doesn’t matter! I’m going to war!”

Finally former pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KOs) will be back in action when he takes on Moises “Moi” Fuentes (25-5-1, 14 KOs) in a scheduled 10-rounder. Gonzalez, who is coming off a knockout loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in his last outing, assures his fans that he’s been working hard to regain his form.

“I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to be back in the ring. This will be my second fight in Las Vegas, and I look forward to fighting on this great show. I have been training hard in California and will give a good show for the fans. I respect Moises Fuentes, and he will be a strong challenge for me. I want to thank Mr. Honda of Teiken Promotions, along with GGG Promotions for making this possible for me to be on the biggest show in boxing. I look forward to seeing all of my fans again and promise a good performance in the ring.”

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