Canelo Matches Golovkin As Both Weigh In At 160lbs

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A victory over Monroe Jr. likely sets Saunders up for a monster unification bout against the victor of Golovkin vs. Alvarez and the 28-year-old's promoter, Frank Warren, suggests that fight could take place before the end of the year.

There's plenty for fight fans to ponder in the buildup to this bout. "Let me repeat – this is a fight boxing can be proud of".

The fight between two of the best boxers on the planet will take place in the same ring as Mayweather beat McGregor in three weeks earlier at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Alvarez has not tasted defeat since losing a majority decision against Floyd Mayweather in 2013. Utilizing a snapping jab and brutal overhand right, Golovkin dishes out as much damage with his precise combinations as he does with his aggression as an in-fighter.

All this isn't to say that Golovkin can't win on points-he did exactly that against Jacobs, showing he can box well in the later rounds he so rarely sees-and Alvarez can't win by stoppage. If he can manage to leave the controversies behind him on Saturday and put in a performance that so many people believe he can, it will be impossible for Golovkin or Canelo to look past him.

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Here are some Facebook Live links for Golovkin versus Canelo Alvarez: Facebook Live Stream 1. "That is a thorn I have and I would like to take that thorn out". If it happens, great.

Title-holder GGG, a more natural middleweight, was always expected to come in at the limit, but Canelo - who has fought at welterweight in the past - has matched his rival pound for pound. I learned a lot in that fight, ” added the Mexican boxing icon.

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

According to several different casinos and betting cages, 48% of all wagers placed on this fight have been in favor of the crafty Guadalajara native, with 46% of the action favoring a Golovkin victory and a microscopic 6% anticipating a draw. That could be a very big weight difference. But when money talks everybody listens.