Canelo on GGG: ‘I hurt him in the first fight, and I’m going to hurt him even more in the second fight’

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both fought well in their first fight last September, but some believe Golovkin fought a little better. However, the match ended in a controversial draw, so now, we get to do it again.

The rematch will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

In the first fight, both Alvarez and Golovkin landed some heavy shots, but both fighters were able to weather the storm. However, Alvarez thought he hurt Golovkin in that first fight, and expects to inflict more damage in the second fight:

“Like I’ve said many times, the first fight gave me the guideline for the second fight,” Alvarez said at a media workout on Sunday. “I know that I can do many things in the ring against him. I know that I can hurt him. I hurt him in the first fight, and I’m going to hurt him even more in the second fight. My objective is the knockout, and I’ll be looking for that from the opening round.”

“Golovkin knows who I am. He knows who I’m about. Let me put it even better–he still doesn’t know how much more I have left to show. I’m looking forward to showing him that on September 15. I have to win convincingly. It has to be a knockout to erase any doubts. I’m very motivated for this win. I’m confident, but not overconfident about my opponent because I know who he is, but I’m confident in my preparation.”

Keep in mind, Golovkin has never been dropped in his entire career, including amateurs, so it won’t be easy for Canelo to knock GGG out.


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