Middleweights Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez are days away from their big showdown on Saturday night in Las Vegas(HBO PPV). This a rematch of their controversial draw from last September.
One thing that we have seen this time around is a lot of trash talk. Both sides don’t like each other, but fortunately for Alvarez and Golovkin, they have a chance to settle all their differences in the ring.
Golovkin knows how big this fight is for his career and for the fans. Also, the 36-year-old knows the excitement of fighting on Mexican Independence Day.
“Mexican Independence Day is a huge day for boxing and boxing fans. I am a professional.,” Golovkin said on Tuesday. “I am not nervous, but I am very excited to be able to defend my titles on a major Mexican national holiday for the third consecutive time. My Mexican fans like true fighters and true heroes. This may be a rematch, but it is a different story, a better story, a bigger story. This fight is the biggest level for me, 100%. I am healthy and strong. I had my best training camp, I have the fight I want against the fighter I want and on the biggest stage. Why shouldn’t I be happy?”
Alvarez has said numerous times that he is looking to knock Golovkin out, which according to GGG, is good news.
“If Canelo gives me a chance and fights like he claims he will, I will knock him out,” Golovkin said. “It is time for the Big Drama Show.”
On the televised undercard, Mexican star Jaime Munguia (30-0, 25 KOs), who will make the second defense of his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title against rugged Canadian contender Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook (20-1, 13 KOs) in a 12-round battle.Former IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada and Irish warrior Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs) of Cork, Ireland will go head-to-head in a 12-round middleweight battle that has Fight of the Year candidate written all over it.Former pound-for-pound king and former four-division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua will make his highly anticipated return against experienced Mexican warrior Moises “Moi” Fuentes (25-5-1, 14 KOs) in a 10-round super flyweight battle that will open the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast.
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