It is a remarkable fact that Golovkin is eight years older than Canelo yet has fought fewer than half as many professional rounds as his opponent.
Ahead of the fight, the two fighters faced a flood of press and fans at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with Golovkin taking the opportunity to parade his belts in front of the cameras.
Saturday's winner-takes-all fight is expected to generate at least £6million and will comfortably be the biggest pay-day of Canelo's career.
Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are primed for one of boxing's epic trilogies if Saturday night's blockbuster is the thriller the boxing world is expecting. He has 25 knockouts that have occurred in the six round or earlier. He is one of the most powerful punchers in boxing, pound-for-pound. "Initially we saw some sharp support for Alvarez and dipped to as low as -140/+120", Sherman told me. In this case, the two best at middleweight just happen to be two of the most popular fighters in the entire sport.
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Over the past year, a strong contingent of boxing fans and pundits feel the gap separating Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and Canelo (49-1-1, 34 KOs) has narrowed. The fight is more important to him.
A late knockout or stoppage-if both fighters respect each other's punching power, the fight still can end in a stoppage or knockout in the later rounds or even beyond the 10th round.
Golovkin doesn't have the tools that Canelo has, all he can do is go forward and try to break you down by imposing his will on you. "We've seen the best of him and I think people actually know - and this is a big factor - he is just human".
Watching and Streaming Golovkin Vs AlvarezEvent InformationWhen Is the Gennady Golovkin Vs. Canelo Alvarez Fight? The only reason GGG looked so scary is because fighters feared him, Canelo will not fear him and bully him.
But maybe that is not such a surprise when you consider that Alvarez turned pro at just 15-years-old after running out of amateur opponents while still just a boy.