Watch Live Video of Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin Weigh Ins

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I want to box for five years more – maybe until 40, ” he added.

Gennady Golovkin's bout on Saturday (Sunday morning, Manila time) with Canelo Alvarez has not enjoyed the same anticipation as last month's clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor but it is the one boxing purists are calling the fight of the year.

"This is our Mexican Independence Day holiday weekend gift to boxing and to boxing fans".

The 28-year-old is "Superb" as his alias suggests but he blows up in weight between fights and doesn't stay active enough in his career.

Certainly, Golovkin's style is not going to trouble him in the way an awkward mover such as Lara did.


The fight's undercard starts at 6 p.m., and it's also at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In the USA, he fought in New York, California and CT so far.

There's no question that Las Vegas, NV is the megafight capital of the world. The energy will be off the charts. "Let me repeat – this is a fight boxing can be proud of". While Canelo's size, resiliency and counter punches will make it challenging for Golovkin to find the finish, its GGG's sustained pressure and punching volume that damage Alvarez enough to lead to the stoppage, but not before Golovkin's chin is put to the ultimate test.

Canelo on the other hand shares some of his adversary's strengths, including power, chin and being able to persevere through some rough patches in his fights. "“It would be good", Canelo told the mirror.co.uk about his interest to face Mayweather again. "But it is not an obsession".

"I think it is more important for me". I learned a lot from that fight. The combination of styles has boxing fans salivating over what will happen in the same ring where Mayweather stopped McGregor three weeks ago. As such, fans may be wondering if Canelo vs. GGG is on Showtime on Saturday night. Pictured: Alvarez and Golovkin attend their final press conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 13, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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