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Wait For Canelo-Golovkin Almost Over

Wait For Canelo-Golovkin Almost Over

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Wait For Canelo-Golovkin Almost Over

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Wait For Canelo-Golovkin Almost Over

Las Vegas- The third Canelo Alvarez-Gennadiy Golovkin is obviously a big fight so on Wednesday night we recorded the podcast to release a day earlier than usual! The fight is on Saturday (DAZN PPV and, 8 p.m. ET) at T-Mobile Arena for Alvarez’s undisputed super middleweight title.

Here is what’s on the show (in order):

Why my flight to Vegas on Wednesday was so terrible. Hear about the triple crown of issues and feel my pain.

The lowdown on my attendance at the Canelo and GGG media sessions on Wednesday afternoon.

Discussion of some of the news of the week: Leigh Wood’s injury and the Mauricio Lara fight getting called off; Anthony Joshua agreeing to terms for a possible mega fight against heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on Dec. 3; the announcement of the pay-per-view undercard for the Deontay Wilder-Robert Helenius event on Oct. 15; the great junior flyweight unification fight being made between Kenshiro Teraji and Hiroto Kyoguchi for Nov. 1 and it being available in the United States on ESPN+.

We preview the big fight, Canelo-GGG III, and why I am so excited for it.

This bout is the continuation of two close, disputed battles.

The first fight in 2017, for Golovkin’s unified middleweight title, ended with one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, a split draw that most had GGG clearly winning — even though the judge who gave it to Alvarez, Adalaide Byrd, had it a stunning 118-110.

The 2018 rematch resulted in Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs), 32, of Mexico, claiming a heavily disputed majority decision win to take Golovkin’s middleweight belts and end his historic title reign at a division-tying 20 successful defenses.

Meanwhile, Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs), a Kazakhstan native fighting out of Santa Monica, California, has ha to wait until he’s turned 40 to get a third fight. That bout comes almost four years to the day since the rematch, and five years since the first fight.

We also discuss the undercard, including WBC junior bantamweight titlist Jesse Rodriguez’s defense against Israel Gonzalez in the co-feature.

Enjoy our preview!

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Since 2000, award-winning reporter Dan Rafael has covered boxing full time and been ringside for thousands of fights, first for five years at USA Today and then for 15 years at ESPN, where he wrote and appeared on various television, radio and streaming programs. In 2013, Dan was honored by the Boxing Writers Association of America with the Nat Fleischer award for career excellence in boxing journalism. Dan brings his great insight to the Big Fight Weekend site, podcast and more!

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