With Mayweather vs. McGregor behind us, boxing now turns its attention to the true super fight: The Middleweight showdown between Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and Kazakh juggernaut Gennady Golovkin, which takes place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sept. 16, 2017. The two standouts have been on a wobbly, inconsistent collision course for years and we’re now just weeks away from the climax.
In preparation, HBO has once again teamed up with Liev Schreiber for a fantastic “24/7” series, chronicling the history and preparations for each fighter for the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) blockbuster. And don’t worry if you don’t have a premium cable subscription — HBO’s YouTube channel has got you covered.
This first episode is the origin story, chronicling their respective rises from childhood and the circumstances that led to this fight finally getting made. Expect future episodes to focus on their training and day-to-day lives leading up to showtime. Of course, we’ll have plenty more on this fight in the coming days, from official videos to analysis — keep your eyes peeled! And be sure to join us for our LIVE coverage of the HBO PPV event on fight night.