Golovkin jabs at 'clown' Canelo at weigh

15 September, 2018, 16:57 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • Gennady Golovkin v Saul'Canelo Alvarez

"It was like a first test but the second fight is much bigger and much more interesting".

Barring any "backroom politics", the rematch set for this Saturday (September 16th) is being billed as more than a unification fight for all the Middleweight straps, but as the deciding vote in choosing the number one spot on the Pound for Pound list, regardless of division.

Canelo vs GGG 2 costs just £16.95 and can be purchased on BT TV, Sky and Virgin, with our exclusive live coverage from the T-Mobile Arena commencing at 11.30pm.

The two largest bets on the fight at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas as of Friday afternoon - $20,000 and $18,000 - were both on Alvarez, driving the price on the underdog to as low as +115 at one point Thursday, and Caesars Palace said for every one bet they had taken on Golovkin, there were four on Alvarez.

But the scorecards that night left a bitter taste.

Due to the mixed scorecards, "Canelo vs. GGG 1" was ruled a split-draw.

The result was met with indignation by boxing fans and pundits alike.

A positive test by Alvarez for clenbuterol forced the rematch to be postponed from May.

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Byrd only gave Golovkin the fourth and seventh round of the fight. He can only talk about the doping that got him suspended for six months by Nevada boxing authorities, but he can do something in the ring to alter the perception that his style is too conservative. "It's a little bit different this time, but I believe it will be a big fight for the fans". It was the first positive test of his career, a setback he blamed on the consumption of tainted steak in his home country of Mexico.

However, Golovkin's joy was short-lived as he would be later stripped of his IBF middleweight world title after the governing body rejected his application to be exempt from facing his mandatory challenger, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, once the Canelo rematch had fallen through.

Not wanting to risk a period of inactivity, he remained determined to fight on May 5th, taking on former world title challenger Vanes Martirosyan in a hastily-arranged clash at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles.

"I want to punish him", said Golovkin, 38-0-1 with 34 knockouts.

Both fighters comfortably made weight for the 160-pound world title fight. The panel of ringside judges scored the fight a draw, even though "GGG" looked the more active of the two fighters by a long yard.

As fans, we were happy because we get to see the fight again.

A relaxed-looking Golovkin later took a verbal jab at his Mexican rival after the face-off.

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