We are just days away from the biggest fight of the year: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s), who has been middleweight champion since 2010, is one win away from his 19th consecutive title defense – one short of the all-time record. However, the Mexican icon Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO’s), The Ring Magazine middleweight world champion, has other plans, as he is out to silence his critics.
The bout has been in the making for three years, but both sides weren’t able to come up with a deal – until now. But Golovkin isn’t pinning the blame on his opponent.
“That wasn’t like Canelo not being ready. It was Golden Boy not being ready. We have been talking about this fight for three years,” Golovkin said. “Finally, Canelo and Golden Boy are ready for this fight. First step to history. Everyone will remember this fight. It is the biggest fight of all.”
Both fighters made their Grand Arrivals at MGM Grand on Tuesday and as usual, Canelo was all business.
“For the people who said this fight wasn’t going to happen, for the people who said that I’m gonna get knocked out, the answers will be on Saturday night, you’ll see,” Alvarez said through a translator.
Three days away and counting down. The fans are ready, the fighters are ready, and we’re ready. We hope to see everyone there.