Moments after earning his 48th career win in 50 fights, Canelo Alvarez agreed to fight Gennady Golovkin this September 16.
Alvarez scored a decision victory in front of 20,510 fans inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. He landed 228 strikes to just 71 for Chavez, sweeping the scorecards 120-108.
“I showed I could move, I could box, I showed as a fighter I can do all things,” Alvarez said. “I thought I was going to showcase myself as a fighter that could throw punches, but he just wouldn’t do it. I’ve shown I can do lots of things in the ring, anything a fighter brings, I’ve shown I can showcase myself.”
Alvarez (48-1-1), who is the current Ring champion, will be meeting Golovkin for the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles.
“GGG, you are next, my friend. The fight is done. I’ve never feared anyone, since I was 16 fighting as a professional. When I was born, fear was gone.”
Golovkin is a perfect 37-0 in his career and last fought in March when he defeated Daniel Jacobs to retain his titles.
“I feel very excited. Right now is a different story. In September, it will be a different style — a big drama show. I’m ready. Tonight, first congrats to Canelo and his team. Right now, I think everyone is excited for September. Canelo looked very good tonight, and 100 percent he is the biggest challenge of my career. Good luck to Canelo in September.”