Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin at Madison Square Garden on June 20, 2017 in New York. (Brad Barket / Getty Images)

Pound for Pound
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin

Two of the most dominant boxers in the world are set to square off on September 16 – Canelo Alvarez, the young superstar and pride of Mexican boxing, against Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, the current unified middleweight world champion who hails from Kazakhstan. The fight, two years in the making, promises to be one of the most important matches in boxing’s history, with fans and followers expecting the hype of Mayweather-Pacquiao but with explosive results to back it up.

Covering the whole story is Lance Pugmire, award-winning boxing writer for The Los Angeles Times. Pound for Pound with Lance Pugmire will follow Pugmire, Canelo, and GGG in the run up to Sept. 16 – from the pre-fight media coverage, to exclusive interviews, training, the weigh-in and the post-fight madness. This series will be shot with a true behind-the-scenes feel. With access only The Los Angeles Times can provide, Pound for Pound promises to bring fight fans from around the world an inside look at the making of one of the biggest boxing matches ever, in real time, as it unfolds.

Part 1

Thurs, August 24

Lance Pugmire takes us behind the scenes to see how the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight on Sept. 16 finally came to fruition.

Part 2

Thurs, August 31

Take a look behind the Canelo vs GGG media tour.

Part 3

Thurs., September 7

The best brings out the best.

Part 4

Sat, September 16

A behind-the-scenes look and interviews from boxing experts as Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin prepare for their middleweight-title showdown Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Part 5

Fri, September 29

Lance Pugmire has a spot-on prediction about one judge before the fight takes place.