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Canelo vs GGG Lands at T-Mobile Arena Sept 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES (June 5, 2017) The biggest fight in boxing today will come
to *T-Mobile
Arena* in Las Vegas on Saturday, *Sept. 16* when two-division world
champion *Canelo Alvarez* (49-1-1, 34 KOs) squares off against IBF/WBA/WBC
Middleweight World Champion *Gennady “GGG” Golovkin *(37-0, 33 KOs) over 12
rounds during Mexican Independence Day weekend. The event will be produced
and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

“I am thrilled to return to T-Mobile Arena, and to give the fans the best
fight that can be made in our sport today,” *Canelo* said. “I have
repeatedly said that I fear no man, and I am now going to prove it by
stepping into the ring against GGG. When the final bell rings, everyone
will know that this is indeed the Canelo era, and that I am the best
fighter in all of boxing.”

“This is the type of fight I have dreamed of since I became a professional
*Golovkin* said. “This fight will be at a true championship level and we
will give the fans an exciting fight.”

The fight, to be contested at a maximum of 160 pounds will feature two of
the most explosive, heavy-handed fighters in any division in the sport
today. In their combined 88 fights, 67 have ended before the final bell.

“For the best fight on the best date in boxing, there is no better venue
than the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,” said *Oscar De La Hoya*, Chairman
and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Fans won’t only be treated to a classic
battle between the two best boxers in the sport, they will also be able to
enjoy an incredible week of activities marking Mexican Independence Day.
This will be a can’t-miss event for hardcore and casual fans, alike.”

“This is the result of many years of hard work for Gennady, travelling
around the world fighting world champions and top contenders to become an
undefeated unified middleweight world champion,” said *Tom Loeffler *of K2
Promotions. “Gennady’s reward, and the fans’ reward, will be battling in
the biggest and best match-up in the sport of boxing. Gennady is ready for
his date with destiny.”

“On September 16 there will be fireworks in Las Vegas when the biggest
fight in boxing decides the middleweight championship of the world,” said
Tony Walker, Vice President HBO Pay-Per-View. “We are thrilled to be
producing and distributing this power-house event from the bright lights of
Las Vegas.”

The last time Canelo stepped into the ring at T-Mobile Arena, he and *Julio
Cesar Chavez, Jr. *drew the largest number of fans – more than 20,000 – to
ever attend an indoor boxing event in Las Vegas.

Richard Sturm, President of Sports and Entertainment for MGM Resorts
International, said, “There is no doubt this will be one of the biggest
fights in boxing history. T-Mobile Arena has quickly become one of the
leading venues to host championship boxing of this magnitude. We look
forward to celebrating Mexican Independence Day Weekend in Las Vegas with
our event partners and boxing fans worldwide.”

A press tour for the fight and on-sale ticket release will be announced in
the coming days.

*Canelo vs. Golovkin *is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship
of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions and
sponsored by *Tecate, BORN BOLD, *Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle and
O’Reilly Auto Parts. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at
T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO

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