Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin LIVE: Stream, latest updates and result from fight tonight

Intense final press conference as Canelo and Golokvin prepare to end rivalry with trilogy bout

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will square off for the third and presumably final time tonight as the pair seek a clear conclusion to what has been a controversial rivalry.

Canelo (57-2-2, 39 knockouts) and “GGG” (42-1-1, 37 KOs) first clashed at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in September 2017, fighting to a controversial split draw when most observers believed that then-unified middleweight champion Golovkin had done enough to claim the victory. Twelve months later in the same venue, the rivals clashed again and produced an instant classic. Again, many felt that GGG had deserved the win, but Canelo took the titles from the Kazakh with a majority-decision win – marking the first loss of Golovkin’s professional career.

Four years on, Golovkin and Canelo are set for another September showdown at the T-Mobile Arena, this time with the Mexican’s super-middleweight titles on the line. Alvarez, 32, enters the bout on the back of just the second defeat of his pro career, a points loss to light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in May. Meanwhile, age is not on GGG’s side as the 40-year-old looks to finally score an official victory over Canelo, but he is at least in form – having last competed in April, when he stopped Ryota Murata in the ninth round. Tonight, one of boxing’s great modern rivalries looks set to be decided for good. Follow live updates and results from the main event and undercard, below.

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It’s time. We’re under way.

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Russell Mora is the referee for this main event.

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Most fans felt that Golovkin won his first fight with Canelo; the rivals’ second meeting was much closer but still led many to regard GGG as the victor.

The Kazakh came away from those contests with a draw and a defeat, however.

Can he finally record an official win against Alvarez tonight?

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A much slower ring walk by Canelo than by Golovkin.

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The video package that ran before Golovkin’s walkout was quite amusing; I’m not sure how they got it approved, given it felt quite a bit like anti-Canelo propaganda.

The narrator of the video hit out at Canelo for ‘running’ in his fights with GGG, for vacating titles, and the film even referenced the Mexican’s positive drug test for clenbuterol in 2018.

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Now here comes a stoic Canelo.

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Golovkin is out first, wasting little time in getting to the ring.

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Canelo enters this bout in his prime, at 32, while Golovkin is 40 and potentially in his last major fight.

How much will age play a factor?

This bout also marks Golovkin’s first at super-middleweight.

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