After presenting their third game to the media in Los Angeles, California over the weekend, the opponents entered Yankees Stadium and threw the first ball of the MLB game between the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics. .
Watch Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin throw the first ball together:
The pair then paired up in another epic showdown, standing face to face and motionless as fans at the world-famous stadium cheered them on.
Alvarez, 31, and Golovkin, 40, competed in 2017 and 2018 in middleweight. Their first meeting ended with a controversial split. The rematch in 2018 once again sparked controversy as Alvarez defeated ‘GGG’ by majority decision after 12 rounds.
After years of waiting, the couple will face each other for the third time on September 17 at T-Mobile Arena in Las VegasThis is also the place where the two first met.
Watch two rivalries go head to head at Yankees Stadium:
Gennadiy Golovkin with farewell photo: ‘Don’t miss me much’
During their promotional events, it was Canelo Alvarez who was aggressive, sarcastic, and trash-talking to add excitement to their fight.
However, after their confrontation at the Yankees Stadium, it was Gennadiy Golovkin who released the farewell photos on social networks, telling the Mexican star in an Instagram post:
“Don’t miss me too much, see you on September 17th.”
Their meeting at Yankees Stadium will be their last head-to-head before they meet again in game week of the much-awaited matchup.
The ratings for their super average are WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO by Alvarez and The Ring Super middle class championship.
Since losing to Alvarez in 2018, Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) went on to win the next four bouts, taking the WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight titles. The Kazakh boxer last fought in April 2022, where he scored a technical knockout victory in the ninth round over Ryota Murata.
On the other side, Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) will lose in shock to WBA lightweight champion Dmitry Bivol via unanimous decision.