Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both hit the scales at 160lbs

Sep 17, 2017, 00:44
Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both hit the scales at 160lbs

From the time the idea of a Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez match was born two years ago, the prevailing wisdom has seemed to be that Golovkin's crushing power would expose the popular redhead.

In the evening's main event, two of the world's pound-for-pound greats clash in what is the most anticipated fight of the year in boxing.

That said, Golovkin's gift will make things hard for Alvarez, as he can ruin a fight strategy by hurting his opponents early with one of the sharpest jabs in the business.

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Oleksandr Usyk and Marco Huck kicked of the WBSS cruiserweight version last weekend with the unbeaten Ukrainian handing the German his fifth career defeat with a 10-round TKO.

Of course, Alvarez is a better quality opponent than anyone Golovkin has faced.

The 35-year-old Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) has made 18 consecutive world middleweight title defences, while his 27-year-old opponent (49-1-1, 34 KOs) has won world titles in two divisions. I'm absolutely confident, we will deliver it. It's the fight boxing fans have been waiting for nearly as long.

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Canelo and Golovkin lock horns at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas tonight with the WBA, WBC, IBF and The Ring middleweight belts on the line.

Golovkin looked uncomfortable against the movement of Daniel Jacobs in his previous title defence in March and Alvarez believes that he can find cracks in the Kazakh boxer's work. However he wants to fight I am ready. "In Russian, obviously I am not understanding but you can kind of hear in the tone of the voice what he is doing wrong and what he needs to do more of so I think it helps me a lot more than Gennady", explained Sanchez. "I'm happy for all the love from these fans and I'll give them 100 per cent like I always do". Triple G came to the U.S.in 2011 to pursue bigger fights, and has collected the major middleweight titles while trying to get Alvarez into the ring. There's plenty at stake going into Saturday's bout, the least of which isn't the crown for arguably the best active boxer on the planet.

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