Both men looked in peak condition ahead of their blockbuster meeting in Las Vegas on Saturday, when Golovkin will put his ideal 37-0 record on the line against the Mexican (49-1-1). They sparred together at Golovkin's camp in Big Bear, Calif., in 2011 as both were preparing for fights and, though accounts vary, both had their moments with each other. It's near impossible to shutdown any portion of Facebook unless Facebook does it themselves and there are last minute links that will pop up on YouTube live. Mayweather fought at 154 lbs, but Canelo is now a big middleweight, and his heft might balloon to 180 plus come fight night with GGG.
They are two tough men, punishing punchers, brilliant boxers and very evenly matched.
Now, Canelo will take on Golovkin for Triple G's IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight titles in the real fight of 2017.
The Golovkin vs Alvarez undercard comprises six bouts.
All this isn't to say that Golovkin can't win on points-he did exactly that against Jacobs, showing he can box well in the later rounds he so rarely sees-and Alvarez can't win by stoppage. "I believe we will have a second fight, maybe more".
"When I was born, all of the fear had already been given out", he said through a translator, per The Guardian's Bryan Armen Graham.
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"I'm so excited about this fight". "I'm leaving with a win on [Saturday]".
Hall of Famer Don Chargin has been a fixture on the boxing scene as a promoter and matchmaker for an incredible 66 years and he's been a fan of the sport for most of his 89 years. We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them tick. Pictured: Alvarez and Golovkin attend their final press conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 13, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Canelo is a two-time 154-pound world champion and will become a two-time champion at middleweight, provided he wins this bout. "I am the boss, not Canelo".