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Big Triple G-Alvarez title fight to be in Las Vegas

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Left: Canelo Alvarez; Right: Gennady Golovkin (Left: AP Photo/LM Otero; Right: AP Photo/John Locher) Left: Canelo Alvarez; Right: Gennady Golovkin (Left: AP Photo/LM Otero; Right: AP Photo/John Locher)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -

The much-anticipated Sept. 16 middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will take place on the Las Vegas Strip.

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya said Monday that the T-Mobile Arena on the Strip won out in bidding over AT&T Stadium in Texas. The fight will be televised on pay-per-view from the 20,000-seat facility that is also the home of the UFC.

Golovkin, the unbeaten knockout puncher from Kazakhstan, will defend his middleweight titles against Alvarez, the red-head who is the biggest boxing star in Mexico. Alvarez, whose only loss was at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr., is coming off a lopsided win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last month in Las Vegas.

Golovkin (37-0, 33 knockouts) has been established as a 2-1 favorite over Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 knockouts) in a bout that was several years in the making.

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