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Canelo vs. GGG fight: How to watch, start time, date and odds

Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin face off Saturday night for a long-awaited boxing superfight.

Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez - News Conference

Canelo Álvarez (L) and WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin are facing off in a big fight tonight.

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What time does the fight start? 

The event kicks off Saturday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET, but the main event won't start until later. Canelo Álvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) will likely enter the ring at around 8 p.m. PT, following preliminary events. The whole event takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

What are the odds?

Odds and predictions place Golovkin as the favorite. Right now, the odds have Golovkin at a -155 favorite over Canelo at +125.

How much does it cost?

Those still recovering from the $100 pay-per-view price for Mayweather vs. McGregor will catch a slight break this time around. The fight will cost $79 via HBO PPV. 

How to stream the fight 

You don't have to have cable to stream the fight. Here's how you can stream the fight on any device, including your computer, phone, tablet, TV or streaming box. 


HBO is the official broadcaster for the fight, but is only useful if you have a cable subscription. Head to this page before the fight to order the PPV. Just note that the fight will only be available through your cable box and not through HBO Go or HBO Now. 

If you're a cord-cutter, skip to the next option.

Sling TV

Sling TV subscribers can purchase the fight from within the app under the Rentals tab or by visiting your Sling account pageSling notes the fight cannot be purchased on an Apple device, but can be viewed on any device after it's purchased. 

Once you purchase the fight, two new channels will appear in your lineup (in English and in Spanish), which will go live as soon as the pre-fight event begins. Throughout the event, you'll be able to pause, rewind and fast-forward. 

PlayStation 4

The PlayStation Store will stream the fight directly to your PlayStation 4. You can purchase the fight on your console through the store or by visiting this page.

The Ring will stream the fight from its website for the same PPV price, $79. You can order it starting now so it's ready for fight-time. Another official PPV website has been set up, as well. 

Watch it in a movie theater

If you want a stadium-style experience without flying to Las Vegas, head to a local theater. The fight will be broadcast to select movie theaters via Fathom Events. Head to this page to find a theater. Adult tickets are $18.