Quote of the Day

"This fight is so important for boxing because of the timing of it all. We didn’t have to wait years for it."
-- ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, on the Sept. 16 Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin bout. ("First Take," ESPN, 5/8)
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  • Clash Of The Titans

    Alvarez (l) and Golovkin agreed to the September fight last week

    Boxers Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will "have the world's attention" for their bout slated for Sept. 16, and AT&T Stadium, T-Mobile Arena and MSG have already been mentioned as possible venues for the fight on Mexican Independence Day, according to Lance Pugmire of the L.A. TIMES. Alvarez and Golovkin "shook hands on the deal" inside the ring on Saturday after Alvarez defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya said that he was "somewhat surprised by the ease in which Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler agreed to terms on a contract that was signed by both fighters last week." Loeffler credited HBO Sports Exec VP Peter Nelson for "helping to broker the deal." De La Hoya said that he expects Alvarez-Golov ...

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