Canelo vs GGG: Triple ‘G’ Gennady Golovkin puts his WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles on the line against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas later tonight.
Golovkin comes into the bout undefeated, having won 33 of his 37 victories by way of knockout while Canelo has just one defeat to his name.
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The Mexican’s one and only loss came against Floyd Mayweather in 2013 on a points decision and tonight’s bout with Triple GGG is being billed as a fight for the ages.
Canelo vs GGG Fight
When: Saturday, 5 p.m.
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Television: HBO pay-per-view, $79.95
The informed thinking regarding the championship bout is that each man will bring out the best in each other. Whether that triggers a sudden stoppage that would mark the first knockdown of either fighter’s pro career, or produces a classic decided by judges Dave Moretti, Adalaide Byrd and Don Trella, is to be determined.
“Golovkin can box. He hasn’t had to show it,” Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez said in a nod to the Kazakhstan fighter’s 23-fight knockout streak that ended in March in a unanimous-decision victory over Daniel Jacobs.
“My guy had 350 amateur fights. I look at him as a head of lettuce. There are so many layers to him that we haven’t seen. Maybe in this fight we see some of those.”
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The 27-year-old Alvarez, after being kept away from Golovkin for nearly two years by his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, has showed a developed uppercut and left to the body capable of shaking the unified middleweight champ .
“I’m going to show him who Canelo really is,” Alvarez said after stepping off the scale and facing off with the 35-year-old Golovkin on Friday.
Alvarez has lost to only Floyd Mayweather Jr., four years ago. With Mayweather retired, this is his opportunity to seize upon what he says will become “the Canelo era.”
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“I was too young” against Mayweather, he said, “and obviously it showed. What won was [Mayweather’s] experience. But I learned a lot from that fight so I don’t take it today as a defeat, I take it as an experience.”
Despite being the underdog coming into the fight, Canelo will pocket the greater share of the fight purse as the bigger name in American and Mexican sport.
How much could each fighter earn?
“This fight with Canelo is important for boxing. It’s a true fight,” said Golovkin at the pair’s final press conference before the fight.
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“We’ve had the money show, now we have the history fight, the night when we find out who is the biggest champion, maybe the best pound-for fighter.”
“I’ve been waiting three years for this fight. I’ve wanted it for a very long time and for the last couple of weeks all I’ve wanted to do was get into the ring with this guy.
“For the last couple of years he’s looked very good so for the boxing fans, it’s the perfect fight.
“I feel good and I am ready for anybody. I believe that on Saturday night I will show that I am the number one.”
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But the total sum each fighter will earn will depend on how many people purchase the fight to watch on television.
If, as expected, the event does 1.5 million views then the two fighters will double their money.
Overall estimates suggest Canelo could earn $50million and $33million for Golovkin.