Golovkin jabs at 'clown' Canelo at weigh

Sergio Cunningham
September 15, 2018

Most fans and analysts watching live or at home scored the bout in favor of Gennady Golovkin, so it came as a huge shock when it was announced that judge Adelaide Byrd had turned in a scorecard of 118-110 in favor of Canelo Alvarez.

Last year, the pair of world-class middleweights clashed in Las Vegas, Nevada in a tremendous back-and-forth affair. Judge Adalaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 Alvarez over GGG, who many thought was the victor.

Golovkin is a slight favourite heading into Saturday's rematch. Alvarez was suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for six months, and then Golovkin's camp demanded a better split of the purse than he got for the first bout.

Sanchez said a decisive victory for Golovkin will cement his place amongst the greatest middleweights in boxing history, delivering a signature victory that his otherwise stellar CV lacks.

TMZ caught up with Saul Canelo Alvarez for a translated interview in light of his rematch with Gennady Golovkin on Saturday.

Tonight (Fri. September 14, 2018) Canelo and Golovkin will face off one final time before stepping into the ring against one another.

The South Point sportsbook in Las Vegas said it was seeing good action on both fighters and bumped up its price on Golovkin to -150.

Golovkin is unbeaten with a 39-0-1 record, while Alvarez is 49-1-2, with his only loss coming against Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

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"The error I made was there were some spots in the first fight where he was vulnerable and I didn't take advantage. He would have got knocked out the first time, but he decided to make it a track meet".

A more aggressive approach from Alvarez, however, may well play into Golovkin's hands.

But former heavyweight champion David Haye doesn't believe the fight should be happening at all because in his view, Canelo should have been banned for much longer.

"I know it's going to be a tough fight", Alvarez said.

Golovkin said when Alvarez and his team approached him, "All I could feel was fear from them, and I think they did it so I couldn't look into his eyes and he couldn't look into mine".

Oddsmakers are expecting the fight to go the distance again.

"If he intends to knock out Golovkin, he's going to have to fight him", Sanchez said. "I defeated the weigh-in, and now it's time to defeat him [Saturday] night".

"Tomorrow is a real war". "Every night before bed I visualize what I'm going to do, which is to get a knockout".

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