The official GGG vs Canelo Vegas site will be the T-Mobile Arena after the city and location beat heavy competition to land the fight.
The original fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, was suspected to secure the biggest fight in US boxing of the year so far but the news has now been made official this morning.
Lance Pugmire of the LA Times has reported that the GGG vs Canelo Vegas venue will be the T-Mobile Arena on September 16th.
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It is understood that Vegas’ ability to bring in big gamblers to secure a lucrative site fee was the deciding factor in both teams selecting the city.
Texas’ AT&T Cowboys stadium was also in the running but despite it’s far greater capacity ability than the T-Mobile Arena, it couldn’t compete with the boxing business lure of Vegas it would seem.
Earlier in the month we reported that the MGM Grand was in the running to show the fight. The T-Mobile Arena is jointly owned by MGM Resorts International and the Anschutz Entertainment Group.
The T-Mobile Arena will mark the return to a happy stomping ground for Canelo Alvarez in particular – having scored one of the knockouts of 2016 at the venue against British fighter Amir Khan last year.
Golovkin’s team will most likely be looking at this not only as a massive financial prize, but an opportunity to build his fan base in Vegas having never competed there before as a professional in his 37 fight unbeaten pro career to date.
The fight will be for the undisputed middleweight championship of the world – to find out who at long last is the best 160lbs fighter between the two.