Immediately following his blowout victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Canelo Alvarez told the world that Gennady Golovkin was next.
"You are next my friend." Said Canelo.
The line was followed by a promotional video shown on the jumbo tron at the arena. Shortly after Golovkin was seen underneath the fighter entrance where he walked to the ring followed by his entourage in WWE fashion. Once in the ring they announced the fight for September 16th, a fight that all of the boxing world has been calling for since 2015, and a fight that is bound to trickle over to the casual boxing fans who have spent year focusing on Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's career.
The new super fight of Boxing may have taken away a Mayweather-McGregor circus act that was targeting that date. While a Canelo-Golovkin fight is likely not to come close to the type of numbers that Mayweather-McGregor would be bring in, the PPV industry has already committed to Canelo-Golovkin meaning that Mayweather-McGregor could not compete on that day.
Saul Canelo Alvarez has demolished his last three opponents while Gennady Golovkin has shown some struggles with his last two. Many believe that the fight is closer now than it was a year and a half ago. Golovkin, however, has faced very hard opponents while Canelo has faced three guys that stood virtually no chance against him. Regardless, the fight seems to be going off at the right time despite making the world wait two years for it as people are split as to who they think will win this showdown.