Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will meet for the third time in their stellar careers at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The pair played to a draw in the first fight before Alvarez scored a majority decision win over ‘GGG’ in the second, although many observers felt it was an unfair result.
The scores will be settled in a trilogy that promises to be a battle of epic proportions.
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The boxing world can’t wait any longer for Alvarez and Golovkin to trade hands in the ring.
It’s been nearly four years since the duo last fought, with Alvarez winning the last meeting, albeit under controversial circumstances.
However, given that the trilogy will likely be the last time we see these two go head-to-head, they will certainly be rewarded handsomely when it comes to financial means.
Boxingscene.comAlvarez will reportedly take home a whopping $66 million for his troubles, while Golovkin is set to earn a cool $33 million.
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Coverage of the fight card starts at 10am (AEST), with Alvarez and Golovkin expected to square off in the main event around 2pm, depending on how long the undercard is.
MAIN RESULTS OF THE MAP
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin for the undisputed super middleweight title
Jesse Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez for the WBC featherweight title
Ali Ahmedov def Gabriel Rosado via UD (100-90 x 3) for IBF North American Super Middleweight Title
Austin Williams defeated Kieran Conway via UD (96-93, 97-92 x 2) for the WBA World Middleweight Championship
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EDIBLE VERBAL JUMPS THAT REVEAL THE RAGE OF AN OPPONENT
Canelo Alvarez is determined to knock out Golovkin for the first time in his storied career, a stoppage that will cement the Mexican’s place among the greatest of all time.
Alvarez is 57-2-2 with 39 knockouts, while Golovkin is 42-1-1 with 37 knockouts and three 160-pound middleweight world titles.
The loss at “Bivoli” did not diminish Alvarez’s confidence in his place in the boxing world.
“I think I’m the best fighter in the world right now,” Alvarez said. “Nobody has taken risks like me and I don’t need to, but I love challenges and I still feel like I’m the best.
“I just want to punish him badly. I am close to it. He pretends to be a good person, but he is not. He talks a lot (things) about me and that’s what I don’t like. He is a great fighter, but as a person? I don’t think so.
“The rivalry goes back years and I like that it’s personal. It makes me train like crazy and it motivates me even more. I listen to what he has to say, but at the end of the day, he’s just making excuses. I listen, but I don’t take it to heart.
“What I don’t like is when it comes to a personal conversation, he lies and he’s a different person.”
Golovkin, meanwhile, believes the Mexican has lost touch with reality after a crushing defeat against the bigger and stronger Bivolo earlier this year saw Alvarez see his bid to dominate a different weight class fail.
“He continues to say that he is not afraid of any challenges and saves his face,” Golovkin said. “At the same time, what he said at press conferences, he did not take Bivol seriously. He concluded that this loss had brought him back to Earth.
“He lost touch with reality and believed he was invincible. The confidence is there, but after clearly losing a fight, you throw up your hands and say you only lost a couple of rounds? That’s what I’m talking about.
“I am calm and confident. My nervous system tells me everything is normal. My guess is that he will make fewer mistakes. I know what kind of fight awaits us and I am fully prepared.”