Canelo Alvarez made easy work of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. during last night’s big pay-per-view boxing event, setting up a September mega PPV fight between Alvarez and undefeated middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
Alvarez, arguably the industry’s biggest PPV draw, defeated fellow Mexican fighter Chavez Jr. in a lopsided unanimous decision Saturday night. Alvarez outclassed Chavez Jr. from the opening bell, winning every round on all three judges’ score cards in running his record to 49-1-1.
After the fight, the undefeated Golovkin (37-0) entered the ring with Alvarez to announce their much-anticipated fight set for Sept. 16, although the fight’s venue was not announced. Suggested retail pricing for the PPV event was also not available at press time.
The Sept. 16 Golovkin-Alvarez fight would mark the fourth PPV boxing event for HBO in 2017 following Saturday’s Alvarez-Chavez Jr. fight, this past March’s Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs bout, and the scheduled June 17 Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev light heavyweight championship rematch.
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