Watch the live Canelo vs. Golovkin preliminary fights presented by Golden Boy Promotions and HBO Boxing before the pay-per-view event!
Canelo vs. GGG 2 Live Prelims:
Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 takes place Saturday, September 15 at the sold out T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV and airs live on pay-per-view.
Canelo vs. GGG 2 Prelims Results:
Brian Ceballo (5-0) def. David Thomas (6-4-1) via first round knockout – :34
Jaba Khositashvili (4-0) def. Lawrence King (4-1) via six round unanimous decision (58-56 across the board)
Alexis Rocha (12-0) def. Carlos Ortiz (10-3) via unanimous decision (80-72, 80-72, 79-73)
Prelim Fighters Quotes:
I figured out beforehand that he always fights the exact same way, so I knew to keep my distance and keep a fast pace. Saw he couldn’t counter so I kept pressure and now I’m 5-0. I’m 24 years old, and now I’m ready for a tougher opponent.
– Brian Ceballo
Even though I won tonight, I’m very disappointed because I wasn’t allowed the opportunity to demonstrate my fighting. My opponent kept holding me and wouldn’t let me fight him. All I want to do is fight. I have over 20 years’ experience fighting, half of that has been spent in the amateurs.
– Jaba Khositashvili
I am satisfied with my performance, but I feel I could’ve done a lot more to secure the win. I wish I would’ve thrown more punches and more combinations. He was really good at catching the shots and countering them, and I wish I would’ve had a lot more movement. We stuck to the plan which was to break the body down, and I felt I was able to do that.
Guaranteed fight purses per Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC):
Canelo Álvarez ($5 million) vs. Gennady Golovkin ($4 million)
Jaime Munguia ($250,000) vs. Brandon Cook ($30,000)
David Lemieux ($200,000) vs. Gary O’Sullivan ($400,000)
Román González ($200,000) vs. Moisés Fuentes ($35,000)
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