On September 16th , 2017, in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, middleweight boxers Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin (GGG) fought against each other for the title of middleweight champion. The reigning champion Golovkin, kept the belts after a 12 round fight that resulted in a controversial draw. Both fighters felt that they had fought their best fight and were disappointed with the judge’s decision. It was decided that there would be a rematch. The negotiations between fighters and the IBF were complicated and took months to complete. Finally, it was decided the rematch would take place on May 5, 2018. Two days before the match, Canelo tested positive for trace amounts of Clenbuterol. Even if the results were minimal amounts of the substance, probably due to meat contamination, Canelo was suspended from fighting for six months. He moved his training from Mexico to the US and the rematch had to be rescheduled.
The extra six months of wait has created so much hype in the boxing community that HBO has announced that both fighters will participate in a reality show as a build up for the actual match. They will not see each other until the actual day of the match but that doesn’t stop them from sending each other competitive comments via the media.
Negotiations for the final date of the rematch went back and forth from one fighter’s manager to another, trying to come up with an amicable solution about the purse and the winnings. Final agreements rested on 55% of the winning for Canelo and 45% of the winnings for GGG.
It is now confirmed that the Canelo vs GGG2 match will take place on September 15, 2018, at 8:00 PM in the same venue as the original match, the T-Mobile Arena in the Las Vegas strip. Tickets to see the match at the arena will range between 500 and 5000 US dollars. For those who can’t make it to Las Vegas for the live match, they can watch from their homes in a manner of ways.
How to Watch Canelo vs Golovkin 2 Live Online
The official broadcaster for Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 is HBO Pay-Per-View. Residents in the United States can watch on TV or online with their HBO Cable subscription and choose the match from the day’s selections. The bill will show up as usual with the added cost of the match. Residents in the UK will be able to watch the match on BoxNation, also on TV or online. In Latin America, residents may be able to watch the match live online with their Space subscription.
How To Watch Canelo vs GGG 2 on HBO Pay-Per-View
The only way to watch HBO Pay-Per-View is to have a cable subscription with HBO. It will only be available through Pay-Per-View inside the US. Prices are still not announced but if the prices of the first fight are any indication, they will be at least $69.99 in normal definition and $79.99 in high definition. With all the hype that has accumulated about this fight, it wouldn’t be surprising that the price goes up quite a bit or even doubles.
Canelo vs Golovkin 2 Live Streaming Channel
HBO Pay-Per-View is not available outside the US. A strong VPN might do the job as long you already have the HBO Cable subscription in the US. For every other mortal in the world that doesn’t have HBO Pay-Per-View access, or is not in the UK or Latin America, the only other option is a Live Streaming Channel.
How To Watch Canelo vs Golovkin 2 on a Paid Streaming
The most trusted streaming channel is The Ring TV. This channel is based in the US and is paid per view with a credit card. The Ring TV can be accessed via VPN from outside the US but using a credit card could take some fiddling. Another official pay per view channel is X-finity and can also be accessed via a VPN as long as you already have a subscription.
There are other streaming channels but HBO has been cracking down on them and it might take some deep Google searches to find them.
How To watch Canelo vs Golovkin 2 On A Free Streaming
Free streaming channels are constantly being cracked down by HBO and other official pay per view channels. If you want to watch the match on a free streaming channel, be advised that this is illegal. After lots of Google searches and malware popups, you might find a reliable stream but it will probably be riddled with ads. If you are going to use a free streaming channel, best use a VPN no matter where you are. Some other options are Reddit subreddits where someone might be streaming the fight live through their phone camera. Same goes for Facebook. Some pages might stream the match through their phone, like a Facebook Live stream.
How To Watch Canelo vs Golovkin 2 outside the USA
HBO, BoxNation, and Space are all geotagged and viewers will need to bypass their IP address with the help of a VPN service. If you want to watch the match in good resolution on BoxNation, HBO, or Space, you will need to use a VPN and have a proper subscription to any of those channels. The process is simple. Find a VPN service online, download it and use it to access browsing capabilities from different countries. For free and paid live streaming channels, it will take lots of google searches, trial and error and fiddling until you can find a reliable stream. Best do this with a few hours time before the match starts so you don’t miss a punch.
Will You Be Watching? The Canelo vs GGG2 match is gearing up to be the fight of the year. Both fighters are at their prime and have promised to end the fight with a knockout. Both fighters will make tens of millions in winning no matter if they win or lose the fight. The winner will be the new middleweight champion. Fans around the world are expecting an unforgettable fight. The tickets to the live fight in Las Vegas will sell out quickly once sales open and people will travel from the around the world for a chance to see it live. Will you travel to Las Vegas? Watch on HBO or search Google for a live streaming channel? Either way, may the best man win.