This weekend completes the trilogy of one of the most notorious rivalries of recent times. The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, will witness the third showdown between Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, a fight that everyone has been waiting for.
The World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Middleweight Super Championship will be at stake along with the IBF, WBO and WBC belts, all held by the Mexican, who will return to the ring in the middle of his country’s Independence Day celebration.
Alvarez is coming at a very particular moment, after suffering the second loss of his career at the hands of Dmitry Bivol last May 7. The 32-year-old fighter fought for the light heavyweight world championship on that occasion but has now returned to his division to defend his crowns.
First, he wants to prove that he is still the best in the world and, in addition, he intends to clear the doubts about his rivalry with “GGG” and beat him for the second time in three fights (one ended in a draw).
Golovkin, 40 years old, comes with an opposite reality to Alvarez. If the champion is going down in weight, Golovkin is going up. His last fight in April was for the WBA middleweight world title and he defeated Ryota Murata by technical knockout on that occasion.
The Kazakhstan native is an impressive boxer due to his strength and accuracy. He usually demolishes his opponents with a relentless punching and neatness like few others. In addition, he is very motivated because the only loss of his career was against Canelo, a situation that he wants to compensate with a victory on Saturday night.
This week will be a week of pure boxing in Las Vegas and different promotional activities will take place, while on Friday will be the official weigh-in. Canelo has 57 wins, 2
defeats, 2 draws and 39 knockouts, while Golovkin has 42 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw and 37 knockouts.