Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin fight time and where to watch it

Adalaide Byrd had Álvarez right beating Golovkin 118-110

Two power punchers with similar frames will be squaring off on Saturday to achieve boxing supremacy.

The eyes of the boxing world will be on Las Vegas this weekend as purists" fight of the year between Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo' Alvarez takes centre-stage but, closer to home, Billy Joe Saunders is set to return to the ring.

No doubt, it's the type of matchup fans live for and deserve to have put on for them. The talking has been done, we have weighed-in and now it is about getting in the ring and fighting. Both will make millions of dollars in a fight that holds risks - and plenty of rewards - for both of their careers. A historic fight. The biggest fight maybe in the middleweight division, like that. They come mostly from the sheer excess of hyperbole unjustly placed on the bout by some media outlets.

Unlike that fight, this one features two of the very best in the sport.

Unbeaten super-middleweights Callum Smith (22-0) and Erik Skoglund (26-0) bring a combined record of 48-0 into the opening bout of the World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight tournament. It's all a bit absurd. The pay-per-view starts at 8 p.m. EDT with three undercard fights that will precede the main event. Forget about Ward-Kovalev, and definitely forget all about Mayweather-McGregor.

Poor judging decisions blighted Ward’s second fight with Kovalev left
Poor judging decisions blighted Ward’s second fight with Kovalev leftETHAN MILLER GETTY IMAGES

Saunders is undefeated but has defended his world title just once and has not fought since December previous year. The former pound-for-pound king of the world has remarkably slowed down. This fight could have taken place two years ago but de la Hoya, his promoter, wanted to wait and believes that the timing is in his favour. Utilizing a snapping jab and brutal overhand right, Golovkin dishes out as much damage with his precise combinations as he does with his aggression as an in-fighter. "I can't think of any Briton who's gone and beaten someone of that calibre".

I've been looking forward to this fight for a long time. "They're going to hit each other and give fans the kind of fight they want and expect". Many criticised the New Yorker for quitting against "GGG" and he admits to being, "caught up in the moment". If he wants to stand toe-to-toe I will not back down. "It all depends on who lands the punch that defines the fight and I think Gennady is going to do that", said Abel Sanchez, Golovkin's trainer. He is ready for serious business, a serious fight.

How can I watch Canelo vs GGG on TV?

"This will be a huge, historic fight at T-Mobile Arena". While Alvarez often lets his opponents advance, he aggressively engages them in a game extremely hard for them to win; using his advantage in size and strength with a constantly evolving punching skillset to break down his opponents. The fight will be broadcast to select movie theaters via Fathom Events. That's the bottom line.

Below is a look at the entire fight card, as well as the weight of each boxer.

THE time has come.

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