It’s been some year for the sport, with the huge spectacle between McGregor/Mayweather a few weeks ago and earlier this year, the clash between Joshua/Klitschko, but this is the one the hardcore boxing fans have been waiting for. Here is the main card breakdown which is headlined by Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady GGG Golovkin.
(Super Lightweight) Antonio Orozco vs Roberto Ortiz: We start of the main card with an interesting bout. Antonio Orozco is 26 – 0 – 0 with 17 KO’s, and has an impressive amateur background while Roberto Ortiz is 33 – 1 – 1 with 24 KO’s and is a former WBA Fedacribe and WBC Silver Welterweight Champion.
(Interim WBA Featherweight Championship) Claudio Marrero (c) vs Jesus Rojas: The only other title fight on the card. Marrero is 22 – 1 – 0 with 16 KO’s to his name picking up the belt along with the IBO featherweight title in a first round knockout over Carlos Zambrano in April earlier this year. While Rojas is 25 – 1 – 2 who has 18 KO’s to his name and is on a 7 year undefeated streak while Marrero is on a 3 year tear. Worth mentioning that Marrero is a Southpaw while Rojas is orthodox, this may play a role.
(Super Bantamweight) Diego De La Hoya vs Randy Caballero: Boxing royalty will take to the ring next, although De La Hoya is living in the big shadow of his cousin former 10 time champion Oscar. Diego has been doing well so far, currently signed with Golden Boy Promotions and is 19 – 0 – 0 and he’s only 23 years old. His opponent Randy Caballero is 3 years older and has a record of 24 – 0 – 0 and an amateur record of 167 – 10 – 0, this will be a real test for De La Hoya. Can he live up to his monarch?
(Featherweight) Joseph Diaz vs Jorge Lara: Next, current NABF Featherweight champion, undefeated Diaz who has a record of 24 – 0 – 0 with 13 KO’s to his name and is currently had five successful title defenses. Lara however, who like Diaz is also a southpaw, has a record 29 – 0 – 2 with 21 KO’s and also has a 2 inch reach advantage over his opponent. A win here would surely get him a title shot.
(Main Event) (WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, IBO and The Ring Middleweight Titles) Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (c) vs Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (c): This is literally history in the making for a few reasons. This will mark the first time GGG has fought in Las Vegas. Currently he is 37 – 0 – 0 with 33 KO’s and has been a dominant force in boxing. He is currently #2 in the world in the pound for pound stakes after Andre Ward while Canelo is #8 in the world and has a record 49 – 1 – 1 with 34 KO’s and is 8 years younger than his opponent at just 27. Canelo is currently the biggest draw in boxing with his last fight against Chavez making $80 million. There is speculation that they can put on as much weight after the weigh in as they like, which could have an effect on cardio, just look at McGregor after the fourth round against Mayweather. If GGG wins, Canelo will be entitled to a mandatory rematch while if Canelo wins, GGG won’t get a rematch, there really is alot at stake one and it’s no wonder it’s been dubbed as Supremacy.