Canelo Alvarez ready to show 'how a true Mexican fights'

At the time of publication, Gennady Golovkin is now listed as a less than 2 to 1 betting favorite (-160), with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez sitting as a very live underdog at (+135) or virtually even money. Golovkin punches harder, although Canelo is the more thoughtful puncher of the two, he's got the better boxing IQ. Fighting Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan in the fall of 2015 and the spring of 2016, Alvarez sold a combined 1.5 million PPV buys.

As for the fight itself, Sanchez said that Golovkin will be able to adapt and adjust to anything that Canelo tries to do in the gym. Alvarez has not tasted defeat since losing a majority decision against Floyd Mayweather in 2013. You have a 27-yr old Alvarez, who is among the world's best in boxing but is still getting better every fight. Most definitely. It showed but what I won out of that was the experience. But this is as much a pick 'em fight as one can ever have.

The eyes of the boxing world will be on Las Vegas this weekend as purists" fight of the year between Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo' Alvarez takes centre-stage but, closer to home, Billy Joe Saunders is set to return to the ring. He has a proven track record of being one of the best inside fighters in the division. But a win over Golovkin would undoubtedly be Canelo's greatest achievement and arguably the most impressive middleweight feat in decades. "I believe we will have a second fight, maybe more".

"This will be a brutal, vicious fight, and I'm ready". "They're going to hit each other and give fans the kind of fight they want and expect". Alvarez is a former welterweight and super welterweight champion who moved up to a catch weight of 164 pounds for his fight against Chavez.

In what is viewed by many as the most intriguing boxing match of the year, the ice cold Kazakh puncher and the flame-haired Mexican go head to head as two of the sport's biggest names put it all on the line. Seriously. I watch a lot of movies.

  • Rosalie Stanley