Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez quickly separated after weigh-in for middleweight title rematch

Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez quickly separated after weigh-in for middleweight title rematch

Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez quickly separated after weigh-in for middleweight title rematch

That showed at Friday's weigh-in, when the two fighters had to be separated in their only face-to-face appearance before the fight.

Golovkin is a -145 favorite, with the price on Alvarez down to +125 at some sportsbooks. The incident lasted only a few seconds because, after Alvarez bull-rushed Golovkin, their teams quickly got between them as the crowd roared.

The bout was originally slated for May 5th earlier this year. You wouldn't have known his boxing legacy is on the line Saturday night when he faces Gennady "Triple-G" Golovkin in a rematch for the middleweight championship.

"I think this fight could be it".

That means they won't have a staredown until the final instructions before the first bell rings.

The unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez last fought back in 2017. This is the best GGG I have ever trained.

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"For the most part, we did a good job in the first fight", said Alvarez, who still insists he won at least seven rounds.

Alvarez brushed it off.

"Look I got excited from seeing all the fans and it motivated me to do that right now", he said through a translator. Even so, Canelo told TMZ that his aim is to put Gennady Golovkin on the canvas within the first round of action: "Without a doubt, I'll be going in there to knock him out, that's what I've worked for", he conveyed through a translator. "I'm angry, but I'm going to use it in my favor for this fight".

Much has also been made of the judges for the upcoming super fight, after the performance of the officials came in for ridicule and criticism after their first fight in September of a year ago. Golovkin, 36, a Kazakhstan native fighting out of Santa Monica, California, and seeking to break the all-time middleweight defense record he shares with Bernard Hopkins by retaining his title for the 21st consecutive time, weighed in first and was 159.6 pounds.

Alvarez has long protested his innocence with regards to both claims, and has been irked by Golovkin's repeated and very public calls for boxing to be a fully clean sport - and punish those who are caught doping in a much more severe manner. And that could be a real problem against a fearsome puncher who has knocked out 34 fighters in his 39 professional fights. They have trash-talked with abandon leading up to the fight and almost came to blows when they faced off and had to be separated.

The courageous Armenian lasted all of four minutes and 53 seconds before being clobbered into submission as Golovkin made a statement to his rivals in the division with yet another imposing knockout.

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