They are describing it as the biggest bout of the year and we are not taking about the circus that was the super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor that panned out in accordance with the script of the money making exercise.
This match-up could even surpass the heavyweight classic between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Gennady Golovkin against Saul Alvarez a week on Sunday in the early hours could be the fight of the decade never mind year.
Professional boxing is all about money and fundamentally it’s a business. The hype machine goes into overdrive when tickets and pay-per-view subscriptions have to be sold. However, the bout between Golovkin and Alvarez is a classic encounter that brings together two fighters at the top of their game.
The fight is taking place in Las Vegas but there is some substance to go with the style. It is a match-up between two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport and the biggest middleweight contest that could be staged in the current era. Golovkin is the marginal favourite but there is so little to choose between the fighters that backing the DRAW could be the best option.