Las Vegas has won the right to stage the long awaited mega fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.
The September 16 battle for world middleweight supremacy and probably the mythical title of greatest pound for pound fighter on the planet will take place at the hi-tech T-Mobile Arena.
Their new Vegas arena set a 20,000-plus record for an indoor event in Vegas for Canelo’s recent victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Alvarez had been accused of ducking the big hitting Triple G – who most recently broke Kell Brook’s eye socket and heart – but he says now: ‘I’ve always said I fear no man and I will now prove this is the Canelo era in boxing and that I am the world’s best.’
HBO will hope to break the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao record for a pay per view TV broadcast in America.
The boxing world and wider audience will hope for a more thrilling fight – and two of the most feared knock out punchers should deliver.