Canelo v Golovkin venue revealed: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
The massive middleweight and pound for pound number one clash between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
An official announcement of the contest was made at the venue back on May 6, although organisers Golden Boy held off on confirming the pair would be heading back there on September 16.
Instead, promoter Oscar De La Hoya and his counterpart Tom Loeffler explored other avenues until finally agreeing that the bout would be served taking place in the boxing capital of the world.
Texas, New York, Los Angeles and others were initially said to be in the running until the T-Mobile was picked for what should now be a 20,000 sell-out in the fall.
Golovkin defends his clutch of title belts at 160, whilst Canelo attempts to silence those doubters who don’t believe the Mexican is the natural successor to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
After Mayweather departed the sport in September 2015, Canelo was hailed the new pay-per-view king by De La Hoya, and if predictions are correct, that declaration could be true as of September 17.
Canelo would need to claim victory in order to finally be seen as the new face of boxing, whilst Golovkin is yet to taste defeat in 37 contests and will prove a tough nut to crack.
Undercard news is expected from Golden Boy and K2 in the coming weeks.