Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin weigh in for trilogy fight
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has weighed in lighter than Gennady Golovkin ahead of their much-anticipated trilogy fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Their last two bouts have both been controversially scored, with the first a draw and the second a majority decision for Canelo.
Golovkin will battle Canelo for the undisputed world super middleweight title at the T-Mobile Arena with all four major belts on the line.
Middleweight champion Golovkin has moved up to super middleweight for the fight and weighed in at 167.8 lbs, four pounds heavier than his opponent who came in at 167.4.
‘Come on. If you’re real boxing fans you know who won those fights,’ said Triple G at the weigh-in, referring to their previous bouts.
Canelo responded: ‘He will see what happens in the ring. My aim is to knock him out.’
Speaking to the Metro earlier this week, Canelo said: ‘‘He’s a really good fighter and I respect that but I’m going to end this rivalry – it’s time. I think it will be the last fight for him.’
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‘When the fight’s close, there is always going to be talk and different opinions, I’m fine with that,’ he added.
‘‘The styles make a good fight, right? They’re perfect to make a good fight. We’ve had 24 really good rounds,’ he continued.
‘I like it, this trilogy will be in the history books of boxing and I’m very happy with that. (But) three is going to be enough.
‘I have nothing to prove in my position.
‘I don’t need to risk anything and I knew to move up to 175(lb) against one of the best fighters there (Bivol), anything can happen. I still feel the best. I need to come back and have a big win.’
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