24TH MAY 2022
CANELO VS. GGG III SET FOR SEPTEMBER 17 SHOWDOWN
Bitter rivals will meet in trilogy blockbuster live on DAZN PPV
NEW YORK, May 24, 2022 – DAZN, the leading global sports streaming platform, today announces that Saúl
‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin will meet in an epic trilogy clash of world champions on September 17. Canelo vs. GGG III will be live on DAZN PPV in the U.S. and Canada and around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan) and is in partnership with Matchroom, Canelo Promotions and GGG Promotions.
After Alvarez suffered only the second loss of his storied career in a sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas earlier this month, his focus switches back to Super-Middleweight where he will defend his undisputed title against the Kazakh king.
Alvarez and Golovkin have shared 24 thrilling rounds already in this hottest of rivalries and the pair will finally meet for a third time, five years after their first battle ended in a controversial draw and four since the Mexican superstar edged out Golovkin via majority decision.
Both battles took place in Las Vegas, and while a venue for the trilogy bout will be revealed soon, what is in no doubt is that it will be the hottest ticket in sport when these two foes dance for the third and decisive time.
‘I feel very happy and proud to be able to give the best fights and this fight won’t be an exception’, said Saúl‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin said, ‘I hope to see you on September 17’.
“The Canelo vs. GGG trilogy is the biggest fight in boxing and I am delighted to get this made for September 17,” said Eddie Hearn, Chairman, Matchroom Boxing. “These are two men that bitterly dislike each other and want to end this incredible series with a blistering KO. I truly believe this will be the most thrilling fight between these two great champions and will be fireworks from the first bell to the last man standing.”
“What a month we have had on DAZN – the biggest women’s fight of all time, an absolute barn burner on in Las Vegas, and now, the highly anticipated trilogy fight between the pound for pound King Saúl ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and one of the other biggest names in the sport Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin,” said Ed Breeze, EVP Rights, DAZN. ’The last two fights between these two have been up there with the very best this century and we look forward to broadcasting it to fight fans live and worldwide on DAZN.”
Canelo’s trainer Eddy Reynoso said, ‘Let’s push ahead without going backwards. A Mexican never surrenders, let’s push forward.’
Canelo vs. GGG III will be live on DAZN around on the world and on DAZN PPV in the U.S. and Canada. Excluded territories include Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan. The blockbuster event is another mega addition to DAZN’s premium portfolio of live sports and original programming, including the world’s biggest leagues and competitions UEFA Champions League, UEFA Women’s Champions League, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A, and J.League.
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