Any boxing on this weekend?
All eyes are on Las Vegas tonight as the city plays host to a blockbuster rematch a year in the making.
Here’s our brief guide to perhaps the biggest fight of the year:
Canelo v GGG 2
@ T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV, USA
US: HBO Pay-Per-View, UK: BT Sport Box-Office
A relatively rare meeting of 2 pound-for-pound ranked boxers, now filled with genuine bad blood, fighting for supremacy in one of boxing’s most iconic divisions. What more could you want as a fight fan?
We’ve been building up to this one all week on Off The Hook, and it’s fair to say we’re even more excited now the time has finally come. It’s Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Part II, and there’s a very interesting looking undercard on offer as well.
Impressive young Mexican Jaime Minguia has racked up a 30-0 record so far and will be looking to progress further against Canada’s Brandon Cook.
Trashtalking Irishman ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan hasn’t been shy in the build-up to his middleweight match against David Lemieux. It looks a cracking fight on paper and will hopefully hold our attention before the main event.
Former elite-level star Roman Gonzalez is also back in action, marking his first fight in a year against Moises Fuentes. ‘Chocolatito’ is on the comeback trail following back-to-back defeats to Wisaksil Wangek and will be looking to reignite his career.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin II – Middleweight World Championship
Jaime Munguia vs Brandon Cook – 12 Rounds, WBO Light-Middleweight
David Lemieux vs Gary O’Sullivan – 12 Rounds, Middleweight
Roman Gonzalez vs Moises Fuentes – 10 Rounds, Super-Flyweight
We’ll be live with updates and round by round analysis later tonight when the action gets underway. Be sure to join us in the forums for all sorts of discussion regarding one of boxing’s biggest fights of the year.