Canelo vs GGG 3 free live stream: For years it’s seemed like the Canelo vs GGG trilogy was never going to materialize, but at long last, tonight, Gennady Golovkin has his shot at redemption. The Kazakhstani great has had four years to stew over the controversial defeat that had looked to so many like a Golovkin victory but, at the age of 40, does he still have the physical tools to go blow-for-blow with Saul Alvarez? Their previous two fights have gone down in boxing legend, so read on as we explain how to watch a Canelo vs GGG 3 live stream online today from anywhere in the world.
Both fighters successfully made weight at yesterday’s weigh-in in Las Vegas, which you can watch below. Alvarez tipped the scales at 167.4lbs and Golovkin at 167.8lbs, the heaviest he’s ever been, for this 168lb fight.
GGG was 35, three years older than Canelo is now, when the pound-for-pound boxing titans first locked horns on September 2017. It was a ferocious contest that saw Golovkin land 218 punches to Canelo’s 169, but the judges were split and the fight was deemed a draw. Most onloookers were able to accept that outcome as a fair one, but plenty of eyebrows were raised at judge Adalaide Byrd’s 118–110 scorecard, which scored heavily in favor of Canelo.
The rematch was scheduled for May 2018, but had to be pushed back when Canelo tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned substance that can help with breathing and enhance work rate. The duo eventually met again in September, after Canelo had served his suspension, and they fought out an even more closely contested classic, which GGG again seemed to have edged.
He landed 234 punches to Canelo’s 202, though the Mexican landed 143 power punches to the Kazakh’s 116. Two of the judges scored 115–113 in favor of Canelo, who walked away with Golovkin’s WBA (Super), WBC, and IBO middleweight titles, and The Ring middleweight title that he’d been stripped of.
It left a sour taste in the mouth of not just Golovkin and his fans but a great deal of neutrals too, and after four years of ill feeling, we’ve finally got another big drama show. The Mexican has laid his IBF, WBA (super), WBC and WBO super middleweight belts on the line. Follow our guide as we explain how to watch a Canelo vs GGG 3 live stream from anywhere.
Canelo vs GGG 3 free live stream Info:
Canelo Alvarez vs Gennadiy Golovkin – aka Canelo GGG 3 – is on today, Saturday September 17 at approximately 11pm ET, 8pm PT. Dues to the time difference it’s on Sunday September 18 in much of the world: 4am BST, 1pm AEST and 3pm NZST. Predicted timings for main event title fights such as this potential classic rematch between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are always at least somewhat approximate. The main card will kick off less approximately at 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 1am BST, 10am AEST and midday NZST.
Alvarez is favourite to win the fight. He’s at 1/4 which in a two-horse race is bordering on disrespectful to opponent Golovkin – he’s way out at 21/5.
We’ve got all the info on how to live stream Canelo vs Golovkin 3 online no matter where you are in the world with our guide below. If you unfortunately end up outside of the country when the fight airs, not to worry, you can use a VPN to bypass those geo-restrictions.
Canelo vs GGG 3 date and time:
Canelo vs GGG 3 takes place on Saturday, September 17, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The event is set to get underway at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, while it’s a 1am BST start for fans based in the UK. For Aussies the action gets underway at 10am AEST on Sunday morning, and Kiwis are looking at a 12pm NZST start.
Ring walks for the main event are roughly expected to be as follows.
Canelo vs GGG 3 ring walk times
- Canelo vs GGG 3 time (US and Canada): 11pm ET / 8pm PT
- Canelo vs GGG 3 time (UK): 4am BST (Sunday, September 18)
- Canelo vs GGG 3 time (Australia): 1pm AEST (Sunday, September 18)
- Canelo vs GGG 3 time (New Zealand): 3pm NZST (Sunday, September 18)
Canelo vs GGG 3 press conference
The Canelo vs GGG 3 press conference took place on, Thursday September 15 at 3.30pm ET. Coverage is available on DAZN and you can watch how it went down in full on the video just above too.
Canelo vs GGG 3 weigh-in
The Canelo vs GGG 3 weigh-in was on, Friday, September 16 at 3.30pm ET / 8.30pm BST. You can tune watch coverage of the event in the video just above or head over to DAZN and watch there. Both fighters comfortably made weight and there was plenty of good fighting talk too.
Canelo vs GGG 3 full card
- Saul Alvarez (c) vs Gennady Golovkin – WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Super Middleweight titles
- Jesse Rodriguez (c) vs Israel Gonzalez – WBC Junior Bantamweight title
- Ali Akhmedov vs Gabriel Rosado – Super Middleweight
- Austin Williams vs Kieron Conway – Middleweight
- Diego Pacheco vs Enrique Collazo– Super Middleweight
- Marc Castro vs Kevin Montiel Mendoza – Lightweight
- Aaron Aponte vs Fernando Molina – Junior Welterweight
- Anthony Herrera vs Delvin McKinley – Bantamweight
Who is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez?
Saúl Álvarez Barragán is a Mexican boxer who’s better known by his nickname “Canelo”, meaning cinnamon – a reference to his red hair.
The 32-year-old, who was born in Guadalajara, is widely considered to be the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, and has been for the best part of a decade.
He’s won world titles across four weight divisions: light middleweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and super middleweight. He also stands alone as the only boxer to become undisputed champion at super middleweight.
There have been setbacks along the way, including an ill-fated return to light heavyweight against undefeated WBA (Super) champion Dmitry Bivol in May of this year, and a humbling defeat to the then WBA (Super) light middleweight champion, WBC and Ring magazine welterweight champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013.
However, in the grand scheme of things those episodes have probably enhanced his reputation as a boxer who doesn’t duck the biggest challenges, though Gennady Golovkin might disagree.
Canelo has won 56 of his 61 professional fights, 39 by knockout. He’s lost twice and drawn twice.
His only defeats came against Floyd Mayweather (for Mayweather’s WBA (Super) light middleweight title and Canelo’s WBC and The Ring light middleweight titles) in September 2013 and against Dmitry Bivol (for Bivol’s WBA (Super) light heavyweight title) in May 2022.
His draws came against Jorge Juarez in June 2006, and against Gennady Golovkin (for Golovkin’s WBA (Super), WBC, and IBF middleweight titles and Canelo’s The Ring middleweight title) in September 2017.
Caleb Plant, Billy Joe Saunders, Callum Smith, Amir Khan and Miguel Cotto are just some of the stars that have fallen to Canelo.
Who is Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin?
Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin is a Kazakhstani boxer who’s considered to be one of the world’s best pound-for-pound boxers and one of the hardest-hitting middleweights of all time.
The 40-year-old, who was born in Karaganda, is known by his nicknames “GGG” and “Triple G”.
He’s the current unified middleweight world champion, having held the IBF and IBO titles since October 2019 and the WBA (Super) title since April of this year. He was also the unified WBA (Super), WBC, and IBO middleweight champion from 2014 to 2018, when he was dethroned by Canelo.
GGG has won 42 of his 44 professional fights, 37 by knockout. He’s lost once and drawn once, both against Canelo.
The split decision draw with Canelo (for Canelo’s The Ring middleweight title and GGG’s WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight titles) in September 2017 was highly contentious. GGG was widely considered to have edged an evenly contested fight, but judge Adalaide Byrd scored heavily in favor of Canelo.
The defeat to Canelo (for the vacant The Ring middleweight title and GGG’s WBA (Super), WBC, and IBO middleweight titles) in September 2018 was also controversial. Canelo won via a majority decision, though media outlets and the wider public saw the fight differently, with many believing that it should either have been another draw or a victory for GGG.
Some of the big-name boxers that GGG has defeated include Ryōta Murata, Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Kell Brook, though his list of victims would almost certainly be much longer and starrier if he hadn’t been avoided like the plague during his peak years.
What happened last time?
Canelo and GGG last fought in September 2018. The bout went the distance and ended with an embrace between the fighters, who were both bleeding from cuts above their eyes.
To the shock of many viewers, judges Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld both scored 115–113 in favor of Canelo, while judge Glenn Feldman scored it as a 114–114 draw.
Canelo vs GGG 3 free live stream: How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs Gennadiy Golovkin boxing online from UK, USA and anywhere
DAZN has exclusive rights for everywhere outside of Mexico. This huge boxing event is another jewel in the crown for the sports streaming giant.
In the UK you can watch the event with a £7.99 per month DAZN subscription, plus a £9.99 PPV cost. That makes the UK the cheapest PPV option to watch the fight, which is unusual.
For those in the US or Canada, the cost is higher. In the US it’s $64.99 to watch the fight and CA$84.99 in Canada. In Australia it will cost AU$44.99 and for those in New Zealand, NZ$24.99. All these costs are on top of the subscription cost – scroll down a touch for the relevant price near you.
HOW TO WATCH CANELO VS GGG 3 ON YOUR TV
DAZN is primarily an app, so it’s very easy to watch on your laptop or mobile. That doesn’t mean it’s hard to watch on TV though. If you have a reasonably new smart TV you can just download the TV-specific DAZN app from your TV’s app store. Then, you either sign up or log in to DAZN from there. As far as we can see this works on all new-ish Sony, LG and Samsung TVs plus anything running the Roku TV platform and Amazon Fire TV sticks and boxes – basically all your mainstream streaming devices.
If you want to watch the big fight on your big screen and it doesn’t appear to have the DAZN app, you may be able to cast to compatible TVs from your phone or laptop – either via Google Chromecast or Apple AirPlay. Failing that, it’s time to get medieval and bust out a cable and run it from your phone or laptop to your television.
Canelo vs GGG 3 free live stream
For such a big-ticket boxing event, it won’t surprise you to know that most countries have only pay-to-watch options for Canelo vs Golovkin 3.
But we’ve scoured TV listings around the world and have found that Azteca 7 in Canelo’s native Mexico will have free-to-air coverage(opens in new tab). That means if you’re in a Mexico, you can also watch online via the network’s website.
Mexicans away from home can use VPN to unblock the Canelo vs GGG 3 free live stream from abroad.
How to watch Canelo vs GGG 3 from outside your country
We’ve already rounded up ways to watch the boxing in various countries around the world. But if you’re abroad this weekend and your home coverage is geo-blocked, then the only alternative that we know is to use a VPN to dial in to a country where the fight is being shown.
The software is generally ideal for this as it allows you to change your IP address and appear to be in a completely different location – and all through a safe, encrypted connection. Here’s how to get started.
Use a VPN to live stream Canelo vs GGG 3 from anywhere