Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s majority decision over Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena reportedly had 1.1 million pay-per-view buys. The first match last year drew 1.3 million PPV buys.
Las Vegas resident Devin Haney headlines a Showtime-televised boxing card that he’s promoting Friday in Temecula, California. He fights former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos in a 10-round bout.
The foreseen was made official Thursday by HBO, as the pay TV service announced that boxing is being dropped from its programming by the end of the year.
Mandalay Bay Events Center and Staples Center in Los Angeles are the front-runner venues to land arguably the biggest heavyweight fight in the U.S. in almost 15 years.
The result wasn’t anywhere near as controversial as Canelo-GGG I, which was ruled a draw, but the majority of Las Vegas sports book directors believed Golovkin won the rematch.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s first title defense probably won’t be against Gennady Golovkin.
“Canelo” Alvarez was awarded a majority decision in a rematch with Gennady Golovkin, and if you were on the side that the first fight was incredibly close and impossibly difficult to score, well, this was even tougher.
The Canelo-GGG fight falls into a busy sports weekend in Las Vegas with the NASCAR racing action at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Mr. Olympia competition at Las Vegas Convention Center.
All three undercard fights ended in knockouts Saturday night, with Roman Gonzalez, David Lemieux and Jaime Munguia prevailing.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defeated Gennady Golovkin by majority decision (115-113, 114-114, 115-113) to become the WBC/WBA middleweight champion Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena.