The boxing world has two upcoming pay per views that are happening within a month from each other, Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor is on August 26 and Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin is on September 16. Some of you might be thinking, “I am not ordering both pay per views. That is a lot of money. How do I choose!?” Don’t worry boxingheads Heavy Bag Boxing has you covered.
There is no denying that Mayweather-McGregor will be a spectacle. Hell, the press conferences that are still to come will be spectacles. We are seeing MMA’s biggest star take on boxing’s biggest draw and self proclaimed “Best Ever”. However, the interest ends there. Floyd Mayweather is the best boxer in his era and Conor McGregor has never fought in professional boxing. To make matters worse, McGregor has been less than impressive in all sparring footage thus far. So, to think McGregor has a chance against a world champion is ludicrous but entertaining the thought that he has a chance against Floyd is just ridiculously preposterous. This fight is about one thing, money. If that wasn’t already evident by the $99.95 pay per view price tag, they are also selling tickets to the press conferences.
On the other side of the coin, there is Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin. Two elite middleweights fighting to unify the division. If that is not enough for you, there has been a big build up for the last couple of years. The WBC made Golovkin the mandatory challenger for Alvarez and instead of defending his title he vacated it. This lead fans to believe that Alvarez was avoiding fighting Golovkin at all costs. However, who would blame him? Golovkin is 37-0 with 33 knockouts, that is an amazing 89% KO ratio. He has never been knocked down as either amateur or professional. Meanwhile, Alvarez is the brightest young star the sport currently has. His head movement, speed, power and combination punching make him a legitimate threat to Golovkin’s titles. While he can be outboxed against a fighter with good movement, like we saw against Floyd Mayweather, he won’t have to worry about that against Golovkin. Both Canelo and Golovkin are come forward type guys which will translate to one hell of an entertaining fight and be well worth the cheaper $69.99 pay per view price.
If that is not enough evidence that Canelo-Golovkin will be the more entertaining and meaningful fight, checkout the hype video below.