Heading into his fight with Gennady Golovkin, here’s everything you need to know about Canelo Alvarez including his personal life and early fighting days.
Combat sports fans need a break following Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s superfight. Boxing purists who bemoaned it as a circus likely took exception to the fact that it overshadowed the build-up to the best fight of the year between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. One person who embodied that sentiment wholeheartedly was Oscar de la Hoya, who in turn may have hurt the pay-per-view numbers for his own fight.
But even though Mayweather-McGregor was surprisingly good, it was no big drama show. Unlike that fight, Canelo vs. GGG has been sold out for weeks. Anyone who tries to claim that boxing is dead hasn’t seen the buzz this contest has generated ever since it was first announced.
While it should’ve happened at least two years ago, these two fighters are still in their prime and are guaranteed to deliver great action. We can confidently say that because they don’t know how to fight any other way.
Anyone who claims to be a boxing fan knows who Canelo and GGG are, but there’ll be a lot of people watching these two for the first time. Anyone can look up Canelo’s record and deem him to be a good fighter, but it’s more impressive to know he started fighting professionally at 15, and has seven brothers who have all boxed.
Spout off any one of these facts at the bar, and people will be instantly impressed by your knowledge. It’ll also help pique your interest leading up to September 16.