Both very skilled boxers, it's interesting to observe that the bigger star in this equation, Canelo Alvarez, has fought multiple times in Las Vegas and is Golden Boy Promotions" "Golden Boy", while Golovkin will be fighting his maiden fight in the "Fight Capital of the world'. Alvarez has 34 knockouts in his 49 career wins. While Alvarez often lets his opponents advance, he aggressively engages them in a game extremely hard for them to win; using his advantage in size and strength with a constantly evolving punching skillset to break down his opponents. This will not be a Mayweather-McGregor match.
Unlike that fight, this one features two of the very best in the sport.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez gives Gennady "GGG" Golovkin a warning that he will show him how a true Mexican fights, and he promised to reign as king of the middleweight division.
While those in each fighters' camps have claimed they foresee their guy wearing down the other and dealing the loser his first knockdown - Alvarez has said he's dreamed nightly of such an outcome - the more likely scenario is that neither man yields.
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Many believe that Erislandy Lara, the Cuban he faced 10 months later, should have been given the win against him, too, instead of losing on a split decision.
Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin highlight Saturday's fight card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, facing off in the main event of an entire night of boxing.
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This fight may go down in history as one of the best possible matchups on paper, just going by the records of both these men alone. Still, it promises to be a can't miss fight that brings back memories of the great middleweights of the 1980's. However he wants to fight I am ready. 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. Golovkin, who speaks limited English, backed his comments up with a tweet warning Alvarez what was yet to come.