The hype for the trilogy fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin has faded from the charts after intense confrontations and interviews over the past few days.
After presenting their third fight to the media in Los Angeles, California over the weekend, the rivals stepped into Yankees Stadium and pitched the first pitch of the MLB game between the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics.
Watch Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin throw the first throw at the same time:
The pair then matched up in another epic staredown, nose to nose and standing motionless as fans at the world famous stadium cheered them on.
Alvarez, 31, and Golovkin, 40, fought at middleweight in 2017 and 2018. Their first meeting ended with a very controversial split draw. The 2018 rematch was again plagued with controversy when Alvarez defeated ‘GGG’ via majority decision after 12 rounds.
After years of waiting, the couple will face each other for the third time on September 17 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where their first two meetings will also take place.
Watch the two rivals face off at Yankees Stadium:
Gennadiy Golovkin with the parting shot: ‘Don’t miss me much’
During their promotional events, it was Canelo Alvarez who came forward aggressively, animated and full of trash talk to spark more interest in their fight.
However, after their face-off at Yankees Stadium, it was Gennadiy Golovkin who offered the farewell shots on social media, telling the Mexican star in an Instagram post:
“Don’t miss me much, see you on September 17th.”
Their meeting at Yankees Stadium will be their final showdown before meeting again in the fight week of their highly anticipated matchup.
On the line for their super middleweight showdown are Alvarez’s WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring Super Middleweight Championships.
Since losing to Alvarez in 2018, Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) has won his next four fights, winning the WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight titles. The Kazakhstani boxer last fought in April 2022, where he took a technical knockout victory against Ryota Murata in the ninth round.
On the other hand, Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) suffers a shocking loss at the hands of WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol via unanimous decision.
Edited by kennedyking2016