Canelo Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin: UK fight time, date, odds, undercard and how to watch on TV

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are set to face off for the third time, when they clash in Las Vegas this weekend

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will conclude their exhilirating boxing trilogy this weekend as they face off in the ring.

The two fighters first met way back in 2017 when they were held to a draw in Las Vegas, before they followed it up with a second clash a year later, with Alvarez claiming a majority decision victory - however both results were widely considered controversial.

While Golovkin remains unbeaten since he last met Alvarez, the Mexican will be looking to return to winning ways after he suffered only his second career defeat to Dmitrii Bivol in May.

After an unsuccessful weight switch to 175lb backfired on him against the Russian, Alvarez will return to 168lb as he prepares for his fight with Golovkin.

Here is everything you need to know about this weekend’s bout...

When is Alvarez vs Golovkin?

The third fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is set to take place on Saturday 17th September - which will be the early hours of Sunday morning for UK fans.

The fight is due to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas - the same venue that hosted their previous two clashes.

What time will the main card start?

The overall card is due to get underway at around 1am BST, while the main event will follow at around 5am.

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are scheduled to make their ring walks at around 5:15am on Sunday 18th September.

Who is fighting on the undercard?

• Main Event: Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin - WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring super middleweight titles

• Jesse Rodriguez Franco vs Israel Gonzalez - WBC super flyweight title

• Ali Akhmedov vs Gabriel Rosado

• Austin Williams vs Kieron Conway

• Diego Pacheco vs Enrique Collazo

• Marc Castro vs Kevin Montiel Mendoza

• Aaron Aponte vs Fernando Angel Molina

• Anthony Herrera vs Delvin McKinley

TV & live stream details

The final bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will be broadcast exclusively by streaming service DAZN via their pay-per-view platform.

Boxing fans can subscribe to DAZN for £7.99 a month, while existing subscribers will be able to purchase the event at an extra £9.99.

New subscribers will be required to pay a total of £16.98, which includes a one-month membership.

What has been said?

Canelo Alvarez has spoken of his confidence and motivation ahead of this weekend’s fight.

The Mexican fighter said: “I love boxing, but I feel more motivated for this fight. This fight was arranged before my fight with Bivol.

“Golovkin won’t talk bad about me now, because I’m here. But he says that I’m scared, I’m running away, when I’m fighting the best guys out there while he’s fighting class D fighters, so that’s a lot of it.

“I hope he thinks it’s personal like I do. He always pretends he’s a nice guy, he’s all about the people. No. he is two different people. He’s just an ******. It is what it is. I think GGG will be surprised just how much I’ve improved; my resistance and my strength will definitely surprise him.

“I will be the last guy that Golovkin fights. I will retire him – for sure. I will knock him out, and when I’m standing over him, I will feel satisfaction.”

Meanwhile, Golovkin has responded as he looks to earn his first victory at the third attempt against the 32-year-old, saying: “If this fight is personal for him, then it’s personal. In the fights, you learn something about your opponent, and I believe we have learned something about each other.

“I don’t see it as anything personal, and my question would be, why? But maybe I did not learn that well, maybe there was something I did not grasp. But that’s his problem, not mine.

“It’s hard to make predications about retirement. When you make a decision to retire, it’s generally not based on just one reason. For this fight, to have your hand raised, you have to do a lot. Both of us realize that. We commit 100% to that. We both want this to happen.

“I don’t think it’s a proper way to put it; try to get a knockout. You always put your best side out there.”


Canelo Alvarez is currently the clear favourite for the win this weekend, with the bookies having him 1/5 to take the victory compared to Gennady Golovkin’s 9/2 odds.

Canelo Alvarez

• Fight winner - 1/5

• Win by KO/TKO - 6/4

• Win by decision - 11/10

Gennady Golovkin

• Fight winner - 9/2

• Win by KO/TKO - 8/1

• Win by decision - 7/1

DRAW - 16/1

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