Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both hit the scales at 160lbs

"I'm a fighter who's a thinking fighter, who can make adjustments, who has a "Plan A" and more than that and on Saturday night you're going to see it". Not only is the Mexican favorite going to attract the great majority of spectators during the Mexican holiday weekend to "Sin City", but he should carry the great majority of the competitive rounds in this match-up because of his explosive, eye-catching counter punching style. Expect action that will leave fans begging for a rematch from fighters extremely dedicated to their craft.

Fireworks are expected when the division's two most impressive competitors go toe to toe in Las Vegas, with Golovkin putting his WBC, WBA and IBF titles on the line. Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) will now be fighting as a full-fledged 160-pound middleweight after his lopsided unanimous decision victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6.

Poor judging decisions blighted Ward’s second fight with Kovalev left
Poor judging decisions blighted Ward’s second fight with Kovalev leftETHAN MILLER GETTY IMAGES

I fully believe that Saunders is the better boxer and should outpoint him handily but I'm concerned for his conditioning in the later rounds. Since being thrown to the fire early with his career's lone loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Alvarez has risen to megastar status. I had done my part! This is my gold medal as a promoter because this is exactly what boxing needs right now.

Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will meet in a ring in Las Vegas this morning (Singapore time) in what could be a fight for the ages for the world middleweight championship.


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Canelo said he took his first defeat as an experience. Was I too young?


I hope the two men deliver as much as the next fan - and it's worth stressing that nearly everyone in the position of writing about the sport is a fan - but such exaggeration helps nobody. I learned a lot in that fight, ” added the Mexican boxing icon. It is boxing's biggest fight. Mayweather fought at 154 lbs, but Canelo is now a big middleweight, and his heft might balloon to 180 plus come fight night with GGG.

Only the August 26 PPV that was headlined by Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is expected to outsell Saturday's PPV this year.


A free live stream of Golovkin GGG versus Canelo Alvarez will be all over the Internet Saturday night, it will just be hard to find until the minutes leading up to the fight. But when money talks everybody listens.


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