On September 16th, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, also known as ‘Triple G’ will step into the ring for a highly anticipated middleweight title fight against Canelo Alvarez many years in the making.
Several weeks before however, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, and undefeated prizefighter Floyd Mayweather will step into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena for a boxing match that is being dubbed the biggest fight of all time. While Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya attempted to prevent the fight from ever taking place, he has now stated that he isn’t too worried about the fight between McGregor and Mayweather drawing attention away from the Alvarez-GGG fight.
During their recent round of media tours, both GGG and Alvarez spoke about the Mayweater-McGregor fight on Sirius XM Rush, with GGG saying:
“This is not a fight. My fight with Canelo is a fight. This is show. Conor with Floyd is show — business show or a funny show, or for somebody’s interest show, not for us.
“It’s not for boxing. This is not for boxing. This is for people, for business. My fight with Canelo, this is boxing. This is true fight.
“You know, I respect McGregor [as] a UFC fighter, [but] he’s not a boxer. He’s a good fighter, he’s not a boxer.”
Alvarez then spoke on the fight, after already being asked about it numerous times throughout the day:
“I’ve been asked that throughout the day in many interviews. I really don’t have a comment about that fight, but I will say this- I think that the fans will speak, they’ll know what to do. They’ll know the difference between a sideshow and a real fight, and they’ll decide what they want to do.”
Fortunately, the two evens do take place several weeks apart, so fight fans will not have to decide between the two events. With that being said however, which event are you more interested in watching?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/21/2017.