Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez

  • Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez

Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez

The most eagerly-awaited boxing match in years will take place tomorrow night, when Saul "Canelo" Alvarez challenges Gennady (GGG) Golovkin for the undisputed middleweight title of the world in Las Vegas. Both he and Golovkin are two of the premier draws in the sport and two of the best pound-for-pound fighters. He shrugged off threats that Canelo will knock him out, GGG replied he has been a long time champion and said he still has a lot of fighting years left. Alvarez enters 49-1-1 with 34 knockouts on his resume. His only career defeat came at the hands of Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. Expect action that will leave fans begging for a rematch from fighters extremely dedicated to their craft.

All this isn't to say that Golovkin can't win on points-he did exactly that against Jacobs, showing he can box well in the later rounds he so rarely sees-and Alvarez can't win by stoppage. While Alvarez often lets his opponents advance, he aggressively engages them in a game extremely hard for them to win; using his advantage in size and strength with a constantly evolving punching skillset to break down his opponents. Still, it promises to be a can't miss fight that brings back memories of the great middleweights of the 1980's.

"Golovkin has the style to force the best out of you". Some in boxing thought it showed some vulnerability or suggested that at the age of 35 Triple G is getting a bit old.

Canelo Alvarez has warned Gennady Golovkin he will show him how a true Mexican fights, as he vowed to reign supreme over the middleweight division.

There are many YouTube videos of Golovkin, mostly of low quality. While tenaciously walking down opponents, Golovkin also demonstrates great technical skills and punching accuracy. His adversary on Saturday is the complete opposite. If Alvarez wins, that might not be until next year, depending on when he's going to fight, but certainly as far as Golovkin's concerned, that'll be done very quickly.

Fireworks are expected when the division's two most impressive competitors go toe to toe in Las Vegas, with Golovkin putting his WBC, WBA and IBF titles on the line.