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Alvarez, Golovkin poised to do battle for place in boxing history

17 September, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Glenda Knight
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Saul Canelo Alvarez weighed and Gennady Golovkin weighed in bang on the weight limit of 160lbs in front of 9,000 fans. Both he and Golovkin are two of the premier draws in the sport and two of the best pound-for-pound fighters. 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.

Canelo Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin pose during a weigh-in Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Oleksandr Usyk and Marco Huck kicked of the WBSS cruiserweight version last weekend with the unbeaten Ukrainian handing the German his fifth career defeat with a 10-round TKO.

Only the August 26 PPV that was headlined by Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is expected to outsell Saturday's PPV this year. The skill and style of both fighters has captured the imagination and sold this fight to the public with notably little trash talk required.

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Television details for the much-anticipated middleweight showdown between Golovkin and Canelo have been revealed, with the fight set to cost British boxing fans £16.95 to watch. I'm absolutely confident, we will deliver it. "I'm a counter puncher, and I like to fight".

"This is a fight the people have waited for a long time, and I think it's of the same calibre and quality". But a win over Golovkin would undoubtedly be Canelo's greatest achievement and arguably the most impressive middleweight feat in decades. "They're going to hit each other and give fans the kind of fight they want and expect". Triple G came to the U.S.in 2011 to pursue bigger fights, and has collected the major middleweight titles while trying to get Alvarez into the ring.

A fighter who is not only undefeated, but never has been knocked down, the 35-year-old Kazakhstani-born pugilist took the boxing realm by storm from his days as an amateur and Olympic silver medalist.

It is widely accepted that Callum is the best boxer of the foursome, winning the Commonwealth silver medal in 2010 as an amateur and claiming British and European super-middleweight titles as a pro. "I am the boss, not Canelo".

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