Mexican Independence Day weekend fervor will reach a boiling point Saturday evening in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Mexican boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez takes on his eternal rival Gennady Glolovkin in what many pundits are calling the most important fight of the Tapatio’s career to date.
Without any doubt, it is the fight of the year.
Coming off a shock defeat to Russian Dimitri Bivol in May (only the second of his career), Canelo lined up a “trilogy” fight with the 40-year-old Kazakhstan native, in which he says he intends to “cement my legacy.”
Many boxing experts believe Canelo was extremely fortunate to tie the first bout with Glolovkin in 2017, and then win the rematch by a narrow margin the following year.
A convincing victory on Saturday would clear any doubts about Canelo’s supremacy, his camp says.