Friday, July 19, 2024

Canelo v GGG III – Preview, UK fight time, odds, and undercard

Boxing trilogies of the magnitude of Canelo Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin are a rare sight in boxing these days. It has been five years since the first contest and four years since their second contest. The first fight ended in a controversial split draw, in which many felt Golovkin had been robbed of a clear victory in Las Vegas.

In the second contest, a year from their first meeting. Canelo made necessary adjustments and probably deserved a majority decision victory. Although there are still some who feel Golovkin should have won both contests. In my opinion, however, this should be 1-1 going into their trilogy fight.

Much has changed in the four-five years they last met, Canelo has moved up a weight to dominate and conquer the super-middleweight division, sealing his legacy by becoming the undisputed super-middleweight champion by stopping Caleb Plant in eleven rounds at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, just ten months ago. However, stepping up to light heavyweight appears a step too far for Canelo who is coming into this fight off a loss to WBA world light heavyweight champion Dmitrii Bivol.

It has been business as normal for Gennady Golovkin who even at 40 years of age has continued to be a force to be reckoned with in the middleweight division. Since his loss to Canelo, triple G has unified the IBF, WBA, and IBO middleweight titles by stopping Ryota Murata inside nine rounds earlier this year. However, he now steps up to Canelo territory, the super middleweight division for the first time in his career. At 40 years of age can Golovkin unseat the undisputed super middleweight champion at his first attempt? It would certainly be one heck of an achievement and cherry top what has been a hall of fame career for GGG.

UNDERCARD

Jesse Rodriguez v Israel Gonzalez – 12 rounds – WBC World super flyweight title contest

Ali Akhmedov v Gabriel Rosado – 10 rounds – IBF North American super middleweight title contest

Austin Williams v Kieran Conway – 10 rounds – WBA international middleweight title contest

Diego Pacheco v Enrique Collazo – 10 rounds – WBC USA super middleweight title contest

Marc Castro v Kevin Montiel Mendoza – 8 rounds – lightweight contest

Aaron Aponte v Fernando Angel Molina – 8 rounds – super lightweight contest

Anthony Herrera v Delvin McKinley – 6 rounds – super flyweight contest

UK FIGHT TIME/MAIN EVENT RINGWALK

How to watch Canelo v GGG III in the UK? The event will be televised on DAZN PPV and will be available to DAZN UK subscribers for Β£9.99. The event will start at 5 pm PT time and 8 pm ET according to the DAZN website. This means the event will start at 1 am UK time.

However, for those just wanting to witness the main event, Canelo v GGG III, the ring walk for the main event is not expected to happen until shortly after 4 am UK time.

FIGHT ODDS

*Odds correct at time of publishing

Canelo is the overwhelming favorite to defeat the 40-year-old GGG and can be had at a price of just 1/6 whilst GGG can be had at an underdog price of 9/2.

Win markets

Canelo – 1/6

GGG – 9/2

Draw or technical draw – 20/1

Method Markets

Canelo by decision or technical decision – 11/10

Canelo by KO/TKO – 17/10

GGG by decision or technical decision – 15/2

GGG by KO/TKO – 9/1