Canelo Álvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) will likely enter the ring at around 8 p.m. PT, following preliminary events. The quintessential Mexican boxer, Canelo is the master at infighting and evading punches in close range, while landing his own shots. This fight could have taken place two years ago but de la Hoya, his promoter, wanted to wait and believes that the timing is in his favour. 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.
Boxing fans were overjoyed and relieved that the Canelo vs. GGG fight was in the works, but the fight De La Hoya had teased was still far away: A verbal agreement was allegedly in place for a September 2017 date.
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Alvarez also expects a hard fight. "Sure, at the beginning (Golovkin and Alvarez) want to know what they're going to get, but right now that's the farthest thing from their mind".
Title-holder GGG, a more natural middleweight, was always expected to come in at the limit, but Canelo - who has fought at welterweight in the past - has matched his rival pound for pound. He's sought out the best fights and his top competitors have said thanks but no thanks.
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"Golovkin has the style to force the best out of you".
Decisions, decisions... Even though both men have shown little to no trepidation leading into this Saturday night's spectacle, don't be surprised if this one goes to the judges' scorecards. The talking has been done, we have weighed-in and now it is about getting in the ring and fighting. "Boxing needs this fight and I'm glad I was able to make it". But he's also the elder statesman in this bout (35).
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The night Alvarez first became a world champions will be one he remembers for the rest of his life.