Professional boxing has had quite a strong first half of 2022. From Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano on the women’s side to Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano and Errol vs. Yordenis Ugas there’s been a number of highlight moments that capture why the sport is so spectacular.
The second half of the year appears to have plenty more in store.
Two of boxing’s biggest names are about to line it up for the third time. On Tuesday afternoon, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin confirmed to the boxing world via Twitter that a trilogy bout between the two fighters is on the way.
The third iteration of the Canelo-GGG will come five years after the first fight between the two concluded in a draw, and four years after the epic rematch that Alvarez won by majority decision in what was dubbed by Ring Magazine as “Fight of the Year 2018.”
Yet, the timing of this third bout is interesting.
Canelo went on to dominate the sport for four years until earlier this month when he was out-boxed in a loss to Dmitry Bivol. Meanwhile, Golovkin has fought four times since the 2018 loss to Alvarez — all wins.
But with Canelo coming off of his first defeat since 2013 and Golovkin now 40 years of age, will the trilogy give the boxing world what it wants?
Time will tell.
Source: Cole Huff