A sensational trilogy showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is to take place this weekend.
Due to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Canelo will be hoping to get back to winning ways this weekend.
Coming off of a defeat to Dmitry Bivol, Canelo is back in his natural weight class and will be defending the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super middleweight titles.
Canelo Alvarez Will Be Looking For His Second Win Against Gennady Golovkin
As for Golovkin, at the age of 40, it is fair to say that this could be his last chance for glory.
Coming off of a win against Ryōta Murata, Golovkin will be desperate to get one over the Mexican given how the first two fights went.
Speaking on the fight, Alvarez said: “I’m really motivated to be here. Obviously, the [Bivol] defeat hurt but we are back on the path to greatness, and I’m really delighted to be.
“I feel like I work better under pressure and the pressure I’ve put on myself is to finish this inside the distance of 12 rounds. I know it’s going to be difficult but nothing in life is easy.
He continued “I always looked to achieve what’s difficult and I’ve been really excited and motivated to try and finish this inside 12 rounds. It’s going to be difficult but that’s what I want to do on Saturday.”
Alvarez has previously stated that he wants to end Golovkin: “That’s my goal. That’s my goal for this fight. No disrespect for him. He’s a great fighter.
“He’s one of the best middleweights in boxing history. But that’s what I train for. My goal is to end his career, his great career.
“I feel hungry. I always train 100%. This is no exception. I feel motivated. I just can’t wait to be in the ring.”
As for Golovkin, he feels as if this is the biggest fight in the sport right now.
“I think this is the biggest thing for boxing right now, the biggest gift for you, the fans.
“I feel very comfortable, I feel strong, guys. See you Saturday night.”
The boxing faithful are in for a real treat when two sensational boxers go head-to-head this weekend.
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