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

Ruben Ruiz
September 15, 2018

The unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez last fought back in 2017.

Despite two judges scoring the fight extremely closely - 114-114 and 113-115 in favour of Golovkin - judge Adalaide Byrd's scorecard of 118-110 in favour of Alvarez had many fans and pundits alike questioning the validity and reliability of the adjudicating.

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The bad blood between the pair has grown since Alvarez was temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in April for testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, forcing a postponement of their planned May 5 rematch.

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.

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will settle things inside the ring on Saturday night (Sept. 15, 2018) live on HBO pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"It's a real fight", Golovkin said this week.

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In the hours leading up to the first fight, a late flurry of money on Golovkin drove his odds to -200 before the bell sounded. 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. He and Alvarez have shared a room only once since the fight was announced - at Wednesday's final prefight press conference - and Alvarez is so upset about Golovkin's comments that he refused to do a traditional faceoff with Triple G for photographers.

"If Canelo gives me a chance and fights like he claims he will, I will knock him out", Golovkin said.

Alvarez said he got carried away by the atmosphere at the weigh-in.

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Both fighters comfortably made weight for the 160-pound world title fight.

"He's promised the fans he's going to knock him out, but in order to do that you have to be in range", Sanchez said.

"I think this fight could be it". I defeated the weigh-in, now it's time for me to defeat him on Saturday.

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