THERE was another big fight at the weekend, this time over in America as Mexican sensation Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez comfortably defeated fellow countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Junior at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

There was no world title on the line - only Mexican pride and the Adolfo Lopez Mateos belt, which serves simply to commemorate those winners of the fights held on the celebrated Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Unlike the AJ v Klitschko fight at Wembley, this bout failed to live up to its hype and the disappointed fans witnessed a one-sided victory for Canelo over a lacklustre opponent.

What did excite fans is when, immediately afterwards, a certain Gennady Golovkin stepped into the ring to announce he would fight Canelo next.

Mexican superstar Canelo and the fearsome Kazakh Golovkin will meet on September 16 for the WBC, WBA Super, IBF and IBO World middleweight titles in Las Vegas.

It’s the biggest fight in boxing - one that fans have wanted for over a year - and I believe that off the back of the record-breaking Joshua v Klitschko fight, boxing is about to experience a golden age.

In my column two weeks ago, I listed all ten of the current world champions from the UK in an attempt to sing their praises and provide the attention they deserve.

Since then, we have witnessed one of the greatest heavyweight fights this country has ever seen with a record-number crowd in attendance and now we are celebrating and looking forward to the biggest possible fight that could be made in the world of boxing right now.

I’m proud to be a professional boxer during this exciting time.

All this attention and excitement towards my sport only spurs me on even more.

It’s happened at the right time with my next fight coming up and the chance for me to win my first professional belt.

I’m motivated anyway and I have been training extra hard for this for weeks already but the extra buzz around boxing is definitely pushing me on more.

I only hope that it’s also encouraging more spectators to shows.

I’m hearing lots of people talking about boxing wherever I go right now, especially about AJ and his win over Wlad last month, so I hope that it motivates fans to buy a ticket and support a local boxer.

The perfect chance is to come along to my next fight on June 10 at London’s York Hall where I’ll challenge for the British Challenge light-heavyweight belt.

For tickets to the next show contact Team Church on 07938 878962.

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Team Church would like to thank sponsors MB Surfacing and RB Fencing and agent Tim Rickson.