Canelo vs GGG 2 is finally here as two of boxing’s biggest names step into the ring with millions of fans around the world set to tune in for their rematch.
The boxing duo clashed this time last year in an absolute classic which controversially ended in a draw after judge Adalaide Byrd, who is known for her debatable scoring, had Alvarez winning 118-110 on her scorecard.
Fellow officials had the bout scored at 115-113 in favour of Golovkin and 114-114, causing the split decision draw.
Express Sport bring you up to date with all the information you need on their rematch.
Canelo vs GGG 2 venue
Canelo vs GGG 2 is being held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada – the same place their original fight took place.
Canelo vs GGG 2 start time
The preliminary fights will get underway at 8:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT – that’s 1am on Sunday morning for UK fans.
The estimated ring walk is expected to be around 8/9pm Local time with the fight starting afterwards.
UK fight fans will have to set their alarms for the main fight which is due to start around 4am.
Canelo vs GGG 2 live stream and TV channel
The fight will be the first event to be shown on BT Sport’s new pay-per-view offering, BT Sport Box Office.
Canelo v GGG 2 will cost £16.95.
Existing BT Sport and BT TV customers can pay using their remote control, Sky customers without a BT Sport subscription can register and pay online at www.bt.com/sportboxoffice and will then be able to use their remote to subscribe to subsequent events.
Canelo vs GGG 2 fight card
Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez (Unified middleweight championship)
Jaime Munguia vs. Brandon Cook (WBO junior middleweight championship)
David Lemieux vs. Gary O’Sullivan (Middleweight)
Roman Gonzalez vs. Moises Fuentes (Junior bantamweight)
Canelo vs GGG 2 fight purse
GGG will pocket a guaranteed £3.1million ($4million), a £765,000 ($1million) increase on last year’s purse.
Canelo’s purse, however, hasn’t increased, remaining at £3.8million ($5million).
The fighters’ overall purses are expected to increase tenfold after pay-per-view and ticket sales are factored in.
So excluding sponsorship money, Canelo is expected to make £38million ($50million) and Golovkin £31million ($40million).
Canelo Alvarez networth
Canelo Alvarez commands an impressive salary as one of the boxing world’s major fighters, and is the biggest pay-per-view star on TV.
Two landmark fights last year against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and the first Gennady Golovkin fight were able to generate an impressive one million pay-per-view buys each.
The former Alvarez v Glolovkin fight generated an impressive paycheque for the boxer, who netted a total of £32million ($42million) for the match.
Alvarez also has a lot of sponsorship outside of the ring which will keep his salary around the seven figure mark.
At the moment, Alvarez is sponsored by Cognac house Hennessy, fitness wear companies Everest and Under Armour, and beer company Tecate.
Altogether, this put’s Alvarez’s net worth on £33million ($44.5million).
Gennady Golovkin networth
Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin was a highly decorated fighter before meeting Canelo, having won 37 of his fights in the ring.
When Golovkin entered the ring with Canelo, despite coming to a draw, the fighter took home a big pay packet from pay-per-view purchases.
A total of 1.3million people purchased the match, meaning that GGG was offered a cut, which came to £15million ($20million).
Golovkin is also supported by major sponsorship with Nike’s Jordan Brand, watchmakers Hublot, brewers Tecate and whisky makers Chivas Regal, placing his total net worth at £19million ($25million).
Canelo vs GGG 2 odds (courtesy of Betfair)
Canelo win 7/4
Golovkin win 4/7
Source : EXPRESS