Canelo Alvarez vs Gennadiy Golovkin 3 is one of the most highly-anticipated contests in 2022, but both men, and the other fighters on the card, will need to get past the hurdle of the Weigh-ins before they can take to the ring on Saturday September 17.
Canelo vs GGG 3 Date And Venue
Date : Saturday, September 17
Time : 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT
Venue : T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Canelo vs. GGG 3 Picks, Predictions, Odds
Gennadiy Golovkin is hoping the third time is the charm when he squares off against Canelo Alvarez for the third time in five years this weekend. Gennadiy Golovkin (42-1-1 with 37 knockouts) has Canelo vs GGG 3defeated everyone else he has faced with the notable exception of Alvarez. GGG is arguably the most dominant middleweight boxer we have ever seen, but the one hole in his resume is that he has been unable to beat Canelo. Meanwhile, Alvarez (57-2-2 with 39 knockouts) is looking to bounce back after he was thoroughly dominated by Dmitry Bivol in May. Canelo vs GGG 3
Per BetMGM, Canelo Alvarez is the favorite at -450, and Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin is the underdog at +350.
Canelo Alvarez: Decision +100; KO/TKO +160
Gennadiy Golovkin: Decision +700; KO/TKO +800
What Happened in the first two fights between Canelo and GGG 3 ?
Most observers believe that GGG was hosed in each of his first two fights with Canelo Alvarez. While the first fight back in September 2017 ended in a split decision draw, the only reason it ended that way was because judge Adalaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 in favor of Canelo. It was one of the most egregious scoring decisions we’ve ever seen in a major fight, as even the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission said that Byrd had a bad night and would be taking a break from major fights. GGG landed almost 50 more punches than Canelo and scored more punches in 10 of the 12 rounds, leading to most observers giving Golovkin the edge.
The second fight also went the distance, but this time Canelo was awarded a majority decision victory. Although only one of the 18 media outlets covering the rematch thought that Canelo won the fight, the judges awarded Alvarez a 115-113, 115-113, 114-114 victory. Once again, Golovkin landed more punches than Canelo and connected more times than his opponent did in 8 of the 12 rounds, but the judges gave Alvarez the win.
Canelo vs. GGG 3 Picks
There has been a lot of action on Canelo Alvarez in the lead-up to this fight. Alvarez was initially a -350 favorite to defeat Golovkin when this fight was announced in late May. Now, he is a -600 favorite to beat GGG this weekend.
DAZN PPV, 8:00 pm ET, Canelo Alvarez vs Gennadiy Golovkin 3.