Gennady Golovkin vows to put record straight against Saul 'Canelo' Álvarez

Gennady Golovkin punching Canelo Alvarez

GETTY Gennady Golovkin will face Canelo Alvarez in a rematch on September 15

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Last year, the pair of world-class middleweights clashed in Las Vegas, Nevada in a tremendous back-and-forth affair. Golovkin stands to make more than $30 million from their rematch and Lampley thinks he'll have made the emphatic statement he seeks if he joins Floyd Mayweather the only fighters to have victories over Alvarez.

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 previous year.

It will be a hot night in this bad town on Saturday. 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.

Many Mexicans are less fervent about Canelo since his failed drugs tests but will support him, especially on Mexico Independence Day Life is less complicated for the Golovkin followers and they cheered him to the rafters.

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will both take home a guaranteed $US5 million for tomorrow's middleweight title rematch in Las Vegas.

Tonight (Fri. September 14, 2018) Canelo and Golovkin will face off one final time before stepping into the ring against one another. It sparked a debate that left Golovkin openly questioning an excuse about contaminated meat in Mexico and whether Alvarez was clean for their first fight.

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At 36 years old, Golovkin remains a ferocious operator who prides himself on a delivering a ruthless style of front-foot boxing that has seen him become one of the sport's most exciting names.

A year ago, this was the biggest fight in the world.

First up, pound-for-pound king and former four-division world champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez makes his eagerly awaited return against experienced Mexican warrior Moises "Moi" Fuentes in a ten-round super flyweight bout.

"I just want him (Alvarez) to do what he says he will do and try for a knockout", said Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez.

The fearless Armenian lasted all of four minutes and 53 seconds before being clobbered into submission as Golovkin made a statement to his rivals in the division with yet another imposing knockout.

After they both scaled about half a pound under the 160 lb limit they finally came face-to-face following a seven month build up in which Canelo had refused to look at or speak to Triple G.

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