Will the third time around prove to be the charm for GGG or will Canelo close the door once
and for all?
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In the sport of boxing, it's no secret that styles make fights. And throughout the history of the sport,
there's been no shortage of perfectly matched opponents that have left boxing fans on the edge of their seats
wondering if and when they would see a rematch. Boxing is the best sport to reflect life itself. It embodies
pitfalls and defeat, while showing us how greatly appreciated a comeback story can be. In the sporting world, fans
have had the opportunity to watch some of their favorite teams win championships and many have gone on to form
dynasties and mark their place in sports history.
Nevertheless, there is no greater storyline than that of two world class fighters that have come face to face twice, only
to step into the ring a third time to prove who's best. Some of the greatest match ups in boxing history have gone on to
become known as our most notable trilogies:
Ali vs. Frazier
Bowe vs. Holyfield
Gatti vs. Ward
Wilder vs. Fury
Tarver vs. Roy Jones Jr.
Ross vs. McLarnin
Ali vs. Ken Norton
Ray Leonard vs. Duran
Pacquiao vs. Morale
Duran vs. Dejesus
Patterson vs. Johansson
And now for the third time in their five year rivalry, Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will face off on Sept.17th at
T-mobile arena in Las Vegas. Although retirement has been mentioned, GGG may not take that direction immediately. Although he recently turned 40 years old, he also just defended his IBF title and is now focused on what could be the
biggest challenge of his career. These two fighters have a very long history with each other, a history that goes back to
prior sparring sessions. Canelo, who recently came off a loss to Dmitry Bivol, is hopeful that he will not only defeat GGG
by knock out, but he will be the reason GGG retires. Both fighters are still two of the best to ever step into the ring, and both are locked in and truly understand the assignment they are faced with. This third fight has all of the promotional
hype and bad blood that goes along with the storyline of a great trilogy.
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