September 11 2018
By: Jacob Ellis
Saturday night’s pay per view extravaganza will fulfill an HBO contract for the reigning unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) it has been reported. GGG squares off against sworn rival Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) once again in a much-anticipated sequel from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night.
The 36-year old Los Angeles-area resident via Karaganda, Kazakhstan has been featured extensively over the last several years on the premium content provider. He has been quite a draw for them, drawing fans on both east and west coast of the U.S. plus appearing in Monte Carlo and the U.K. within the last few years as well.
His rematch with Canelo is widely considered to be the biggest prize fight of this 2018 calendar year. Alvarez’ promoter Oscar De La Hoya has confidently predicted 2 million pay per view buys. HBO also presents a 24/7 documentary type series in the weeks leading up. An award-winning program that received wide acclaim in the past.
A question might be what is next? Not just for GGG but HBO. In recent years they have pared down their boxing programming. With few big names left in fold. Do they stay in the fight game? Or continue to move further away?
The landscape has changed a lot recently. The major networks ESPN, FOX and Showtime have all inked new deals long term. Plus we have new subscription services ESPN+ and DAZN in the mix now. Stick with us at FightZoneNews.com for any more updates as they might happen.