Beau Rivage to Host Watch Party for Historic Canelo vs. GGG 2 Fight
Closed Circuit Tickets on Sale Now for Sept. 15 Bout
Tickets are now available for the closed circuit viewing at Beau Rivage for the historic rematch between Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC, WBA, IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 Kos).
Beau Rivage’s closed circuit telecast of the Sept. 15 rematch of Canelo vs. GGG will take place in the Magnolia Ballroom. Tickets are $50, and include complimentary drinks and snacks, and may be purchased at the Beau Rivage box office, by phone at (888) 566-7469 or online at www.beaurivage.com. Tickets to the watch party at Beau Rivage may be picked up between 12-8 p.m., day of fight only. Doors to the Magnolia Ballroom open at 8 p.m., must be 21 to attend.
“We want to give fight fans every single opportunity to watch this historic rematch live from Las Vegas and buying a closed-circuit ticket is a great way to experience this important moment in boxing. There’s nothing more electrifying than gathering with other fight fans,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya.
In September 2017, Canelo and GGG met in the ring for the first time across a competitive 12 rounds of action that ended in a split draw. The battle drew a record crowd for an indoor boxing event in Las Vegas, selling out T-Mobile Arena in less than two weeks and bringing legions of fans from Mexico to Kazakhstan and everywhere in between.
"We look forward to celebrating Mexican Independence Day weekend for what boxing fans worldwide anticipate will be one of the sport’s greatest rematches,” said Richard Sturm, President of Sports and Entertainment for MGM Resorts International. “T-Mobile Arena is the industry leader in hosting championship events, and those watching via closed circuit will feel as though they’re right in the midst of the action."
Canelo, the 27-year-old native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, is without a doubt boxing’s biggest star. After capturing two world titles and the lineal championship in the super welterweight division, Canelo moved up to middleweight to capture the WBC, Lineal and Ring Magazine World Titles with a unanimous decision victory against Miguel Cotto in November 2015. Canelo has maintained his status as the lineal champion ever since, and in a historic September 16 showdown with Golovkin last year, he silenced all doubters by facing one of the most avoided fighters in boxing. Canelo was born ready and he promises to defeat Golovkin in exciting fashion to prove that he is the world’s best 160-pounder.
Golovkin, the 36-year-old wrecking ball from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, was a dominant amateur standout and Olympic Silver Medalist before turning professional in 2006. Since then, Golovkin has been on an historic trajectory, knocking out one opponent after another to unify and retain several middleweight titles. During this run, Golovkin maintained an unblemished record that included a 23-fight knockout streak, which ended with a unanimous decision victory against Daniel Jacobs in March 2017. After going the distance against Canelo, Golovkin scored a second-round knockout victory against former 154-pound contender Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan in May of this year.
Wagers on Canelo vs. GGG are being taken at the new Beau Rivage Sports Book, located on the casino floor near the poker room. Sports book hours are Monday-Friday, 10a.m.-11p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8a.m.-1a.m.