We're just one day away from one of the most highly anticipated boxing nights in the modern era.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs Genady Golovkin has been one of the most exciting match-ups in recent decades, with Canelo currently holding a 1-1-0 record against the Eastern European fighter.
This fight has been personal for Alvarez all along, especially after the first fight(which ended in a draw) in 2017.
Since then, Canelo has given quotes expressing his despise for the Kazakhstan boxing legend for taking a verbal jab at the Mexican fighter any chance he gets.
Canelo said in a previous interview that although Golovkin is a great fighter, he doesn't believe he is a good person.
“He pretends to be a nice person and he’s not. He talks a lot of shit about me, and that’s why I don’t like him. He’s a good fighter, he’s a great fighter, that’s for sure. But, as a person, I don’t think so.”
Canelo is coming off a loss from earlier this May against Russian fighter Dmitry Bivol, but he is ready now to get a rematch to cap off this anticipated trilogy after waiting for quite some time.
“I really wanted that rematch, but Eddie Hearn [his promoter] says we have that contract to fight Golovkin in September. So that’s why we are here. And I’m happy. It’s a rare moment to have this trilogy," Alvarez said.
Golovkin is now 40 years of age, which Alvarez believes might be a reason why this may be the most difficult fight out of the whole trilogy.
“It’s one of the biggest fights in my life, because of our rivalry. Out of our three fights this one will be the most important. The fact he’s going into the fight thinking it might be his last makes him even more dangerous. But it’s the same for myself. I’m going to leave everything in the ring.”
The fight will be streamed live this Saturday through DAZN across the world.