This was going to be something very different. It was going to be the most high profile being match of the year, unless Floyd Mayweather makes a (not) shocking decision to lace up again.
But…well, you know what happened. Burgers and steaks, them’s the breaks…
So, instead of a GGG versus Canelo Alvarez fight unfolding from Las Vegas, available to you on pay per view, Saturday evening instead will offer GGG versus Vanes Martirosyan, a 25 to 1 underdog, on “regular” HBO, from a ring in California.
Both fighters scaled in on point Friday.
Saturday’s World Championship Boxing® telecast begins at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Here are some stats from Compubox to help you decipher what might go down:
Opening the telecast from the StubHub Center is world champion Cecilia Braekhus, fighting out of a nation that banned boxing until a few years ago, defending her welterweight crown in a 10-round bout against Kali Reis.
In the main event middleweight champion Golovkin looks to defend his championship for a record-tying 20th consecutive time against Martirosyan in a 12-round bout.
12 rounds or less…I see many Twitwits predicting an early KO for the Kazakh.
What is your prediction?