Canelo Alvarez Training For 1st Round KO In Gennady Golovkin Rematch

Bessie Dean
September 16, 2018

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

The Golovkin camp has been relentless in chastising Alvarez for the failed test and postponement of the rematch. Golovkin also is angry at Alvarez because the Mexican superstar failed two performance-enhancing drug tests in February for clenbuterol, which caused the cancelation of their rematch, originally scheduled for May 5 at T-Mobile Arena.

Saturday's second meeting is expected to exceed that number thanks to a wild 12 months which included Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) failing a pair of drug tests which forced the original May 5 date to be postponed.

Most fans and analysts watching live or at home scored the bout in favor of Gennady Golovkin, so it came as a huge shock when it was announced that judge Adelaide Byrd had turned in a scorecard of 118-110 in favor of Canelo Alvarez. The two fighters didn't engage in the traditional faceoff after Wednesday's press conference at the MGM Grand.

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Sanchez has carried much of the burden for the fight's promotion, as both fighters are more comfortable speaking in their native languages than in English.

Alvarez immediately thrust his forehead into the face of Kazakhstan's multi-belt world champion and threatened to throw punches. "But I think at the end of the day, there's nothing else Triple-G can do to further polish his apple if he wins this fight". Judge Adalaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 Alvarez over GGG, who many thought was the victor. "I defeated the weigh-in, and now it's time to defeat him [Saturday] night". "Every night before bed I visualize what I'm going to do, which is to get a knockout".

But the Kazakh destroyer was denied a 39th consecutive victory after being held to a controversial draw by Mexican rival Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in September a year ago.

But both fighters say they are happy with the judges for the rematch, and doubt they will come into play anyway. "Injection marks were evidently there", Golovkin said.

"Tomorrow is a real war".

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