Canelo vs GGG 3: What time is the fight, undercard, latest odds, predictions and ring walks tonight

The arch-rivals first met in the ring five years ago in a unified middleweight bout, with the contest going to a draw in hugely controversial circumstances. Many believed ‘GGG’ had done enough to secure the decision, with a judge ridiculed for scoring 118-110 in favor of Canelo.

The rematch took place almost exactly 12 months later and Canelo made the majority decision to take the WBA, WBC and IBO belts from his rival. Again, while not a truly definitive result, many feel that Golovkin has been hit very hard once again.

Since then, Canelo has gone unchallenged at super middleweight after stopping Caleb Plant last year, with Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith among those beaten along the way.

The only thing seemingly capable of stopping Canelo’s rise through the boxing ranks was height, despite winning the WBO light-heavyweight title with a win over Sergey Kovalev.

However, a return to the division proved too much of a challenge, as he was beaten earlier this year by Dmitry Bivol. It was only the second loss of his career, nine years after losing on points to Floyd Mayweather.

Golovkin has had a bit of a quieter time since he last faced Canelo with half as many fights as the Mexican, despite winning the IBF and WBA world middleweight titles along the way.

He now gets his shot at the undisputed super middleweight crown, even if he enters the fight as the underdog.

Canelo vs GGG 3 date, start time, location and ring walks

Canelo vs GGG 3 takes place tonight, September 17, 2022, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States.

The main fight card is scheduled to start around 1am BST, so until Sunday morning UK time, with walks to the ring for the main event around 4am. As always, this is subject to change depending on the fights on the undercard.

Canelo vs GGG 3 fight card / undercard in full

Before attention turns to the undisputed fight between Canelo and Golovkin, there’s plenty to look forward to on the undercard.

Jesse Rodriguez, who became world champion at 22 earlier this year in sensational fashion, is defending his WBC super flyweight belt and undefeated record against Israel Gonzalez, who gets his fourth shot at a world title.

Gonzalez has failed on all three previous occasions, including against Britain’s Kal Yafai in Monaco in 2018, but two wins earlier this year put him back in contention.

American Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams, the undefeated middleweight with nine of his 11 wins by knockout, takes on Kieron Conway earlier in the night. The Briton has been out of the ring for nearly a year since his points win over JJ Metcalf.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin

Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez

Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams vs. Kieron Conway

Diego Pacheco vs. Enrique Collazo

Ali Akhmedov vs. Gabriel Rosado

Marc Castro vs Kevin Montiel

Aaron Aponte vs. Fernando Molina

Anthony Herrera vs. Delvin McKinley

How to watch Canelo vs. GGG 3

TV channel and live broadcast: In the UK, tonight’s event is being streamed live on DAZN pay per view.

Current DAZN subscribers will have to pay £9.99 to watch, while it’s £17.98 for new customers. A subscription to DAZN currently costs £7.99 per month in the UK.

Live Blog: Follow all the action tonight with Standard Sport’s dedicated LIVE blog from across the map.

Canelo vs GGG 3 fight prediction

After two close and contentious fights between two of the biggest names in the sport, a definitive result tonight to settle this rivalry once and for all would be the ideal outcome.

Despite some questionable scores, there was almost nothing to separate them each time, although four years after that second fight, it is surely Canelo who has the advantage.

Golovkin is now 40 years old and will have to answer the question of how much he has left in the tank. Against Ryota Murata earlier this year, he got off to a slow start and looked sluggish at times – a similar display in the early rounds against Canelo will not go unpunished.

Another all-action encounter is scheduled for this weekend

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Canelo’s loss to Bivol last time out will give Golovkin encouragement and certainly helped dampen the Mexican’s aura of invincibility in the eyes of many.

However, it would be ridiculous to start doubting Canelo after a loss to one of the best light heavyweights in the world. He failed against the Russian, but back at super middleweight, there’s every reason to expect Canelo’s best form to return with motivation at an all-time high against his biggest rival.

It promises to be a thrilling fight, with neither fighter expected to take a step back. At this point in their career, Canelo looks set to have too much, even though the Mexican is unable to become the first fighter to knock down or knock out Golovkin.

Canelo wins on points.

Canelo vs GGG 3 weigh-in results

The weigh-in for the fight took place on Friday with Canelo weighing in at 167.4 pounds, slightly below Golovkin’s official weight of 167.8 pounds.

Canelo vs GGG 3 betting odds

Canelo winner: 1/7

Golovkin victory: 4/1

Draw: 18/1

Canelo winner by decision/technical decision: 10/11

Canelo wins by KO, TKO or DQ: 7/4

Golovkin winner by decision/technical decision: 15/2

Golovkin wins by KO, TKO or DQ: 9/2

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).


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