Canelo vs. GGG: Alvarez says fight with Golovkin was never in doubt

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Golovkin is the more powerful fighter, and he has faced higher-quality opposition, making him more experienced and more capable.

Saunders, who hasn't boxed since last December, said: "I signed to fight both Golovkin and Canelo, but none of them have come off".

Reasons for the delay ranged from Alvarez not wanting the fight, to Oscar De La Hoya not wanting to risk his golden goose losing, to De La Hoya wanting his star client having enough time in building his body up for the grind of the 160-pound division. Facing Mayweather highlighted that Canelo struggles to land effectively against fast footed fighters who flit in and out of range, which Golovkin is certainly not. "Seriously, I don't know, just my training every day, I'm just the same", he said. But it's a superfight just the same and may be more important than others in recent memory simply for the timeless message it presents: That it's essential for the best to fight the best, regardless of danger, in order to uphold the overall health of the sport. That's why we prepared, and also to give the fans a lovely fight.

Golovkin promised his signature "big drama show" Saturday night, but many feel 26-year-old Canelo will provide his toughest test to date.

There was a time when it didn't seem that the fight would happen.

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You are never relaxed in England, because you have to play a tough league and also the FA Cup and Carabao Cup. Conte's best was to lead Juve into the last eight. "I have won a lot but I want to win more".

"I rate Canelo as pound for pound the best fighter in the world now that Mayweather has retired again". He debuted at 15 years old, and has fought 12 current or former champions over that span. Golovkin on the other had has fought five current or former champions in his career.

My next fight in November will be for the IBF European middleweight title so winning that would put me amongst the top 15 in the world rankings.

The triple world champion touched down in Las Vegas on Tuesday to begin his final preparations for a fight he has craved for more than two years.

So what is Alvarez gets to rattle Golovkin? "I'm expecting him to come forward and come for the knockout".

"I'd like to wish all the middleweights fighting this weekend the very best of luck!"