The most popular fight in 2017 will be Mayweather-McGregor, but the best fight in 2017 will probably happen on September 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. On that day, Canelo Alvarez will battle Gennady Golovkin to determine who is the best in the middleweight division.
Alvarez was asked during a conference call on Tuesday how this fight stacks up against other great middleweight battles (Hagler-Hearns, Trinidad-Hopkins) in the history of boxing:
“Yes, without a doubt this can be one of the best fights in history,” Alvarez said through a translator. “On paper obviously it’s going to rival some of those big fights that you mentioned, but it really depends how the fight comes out, how it pans out. I’m going to do my part to make it memorable so I can go down in history as one of the best fights. I know that for sure. I’m going to do my part. But yeah, it can easily be considered one of the best fights in history.”
This should be a great fight. Best Ever? We’ll find out on September 16.