Canelo Alvarez Training For 1st Round KO In Gennady Golovkin Rematch

Canelo Alvarez Training For 1st Round KO In Gennady Golovkin Rematch

Canelo Alvarez Training For 1st Round KO In Gennady Golovkin Rematch

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The two were initially schedule for a May 5 rematch, but it had to be canceled because Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance twice.

To wake up Sunday morning as the 160-pound champion, though, he'll have to take some chances he didn't in his first fight with Golovkin a year ago.

"I defeated him at the weigh-in, now it's time for me to defeat him on Saturday".

Sanchez said a decisive victory for Golovkin will cement his place amongst the greatest middleweights in boxing history, delivering a signature victory that his otherwise stellar CV lacks.

Golovkin is unbeaten with a 39-0-1 record, while Alvarez is 49-1-2, with his only loss coming against Floyd Mayweather in 2013. It sparked a debate that left Golovkin openly questioning an excuse about contaminated meat in Mexico and whether Alvarez was clean for their first fight.

The two largest bets on the fight at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas as of Friday afternoon - $20,000 and $18,000 - were both on Alvarez, driving the price on the underdog to as low as +115 at one point Thursday, and Caesars Palace said for every one bet they had taken on Golovkin, there were four on Alvarez.


A bout that was a thriller first time round.

Eventually, to the delight of fight fans around the world, the two parties came together for a third time on a deal that will see the duo go to war for the WBA and WBC middleweight world titles, nearly a year to the day since their first meeting. "I know it's going to be a tough fight". He and Alvarez have shared a room only once since the fight was announced - at Wednesday's final prefight press conference - and Alvarez is so upset about Golovkin's comments that he refused to do a traditional faceoff with Triple G for photographers.

Whether that translates into a more entertaining fight remains to be seen.

But both fighters say they are happy with the judges for the rematch, and doubt they will come into play anyway.

"Tomorrow is a real war".

"This fight means a lot to me because of all that has happened and all that has been said", Alvarez said. Alvarez said he thought he won seven or eight rounds, while Golovkin disagreed.

"It's a little bit different", Golovkin said.

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