Golovkin will outduel Canelo in boxing classic

Golovkin will outduel Canelo in boxing classic

"Canelo against Golovkin will go down in history", said Oscar De La Hoya, whose promotional company, Golden Boy Promotions, is putting on Saturday's fight. Right now I feel great. Both he and Golovkin are two of the premier draws in the sport and two of the best pound-for-pound fighters.

Then, Golovkin escaped Madison Square Garden in March with a narrow victory by unanimous decision over a bigger, faster man, Daniel Jacobs, who also landed clean shots and ended Golovkin's 23-fight knockout streak.

Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) has all-around talent, a great counterpunching game and mass appeal. "I'm ready to show how a true Mexican fights", Canelo told BoxNation. Expect action that will leave fans begging for a rematch from fighters extremely dedicated to their craft.

When pondering specific match-ups in boxing, either between two active fighters or ones of a mythical nature, very few pairings truly give fans what many insiders call "the butterfly" effect.

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Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both tipped the scales at exactly 160 pounds during Friday's weigh-in ahead of their hotly-anticipated clash.

Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) has made 18 straight defenses in the middleweight division and is striving to get closer to the record held by Bernard Hopkins, who has 20 middleweight title defenses between 1994 and 2005. If he can manage to leave the controversies behind him on Saturday and put in a performance that so many people believe he can, it will be impossible for Golovkin or Canelo to look past him.

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. The combination of styles has boxing fans salivating over what will happen in the same ring where Mayweather stopped McGregor three weeks ago. That could be a very big weight difference.

He has beaten the aged former world champion Glen Johnson and Derek Edwards - the only man to beat the aforementioned Badou Jack in the professional ranks. But when money talks everybody listens.

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