In anticipation of the big middleweight rematch on September 15 between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, HBO will be kicking off its 24/7 series on August 28 which will provide an early look at the fighters in camp as they prepare for the challenge.
Via Press Release:
“24/7 CANELO/GGG 2 will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes access, along with in-depth interviews and a profound lookback at their first encounter which ended in a controversial draw. Both men have made it clear they do not plan to leave the decision in the judges hands the second time around.
“Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs), of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, is again holding camp with renowned trainer Eddy Reynoso. The Mexican superstar, who recently turned 28, has established himself as the sport’s top pay-per-view attraction. Canelo will be making his 2018 ring debut in the sports most anticipated rematch on Mexican Independence Day weekend.
“Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, now living in Los Angeles, is training with the acclaimed Abel Sanchez. The undefeated knockout machine, who turned 36 earlier this year, will attempt a historic record-breaking 21st title defense which would pass sure-fire Hall-of-Famer Bernard Hopkins. Golovkin made his 2018 ring debut on May 5 in Carson, CA. with a spectacular knockout over Vanes Martirosyan.”
With there being some personal disdain developing between Canelo and Golovkin, we can look forward to what should be a better build-up to the fight — one which will hopefully hit a fever pitch come fight night. Both fighters will be looking to make a dramatic statement in this outing which should only make for a better fight for the fans.