Canelo vs. GGG live stream
- Author: Stacy Allen Sep 17, 2017,
Sep 17, 2017, 0:25
There's plenty for fight fans to ponder in the buildup to this bout.
My biggest fears for Saturday aren't based on the fight potentially failing to crack the FOTY shortlist, however.
Golovkin fought in London past year when defending his titles against Saunders' stablemate Kell Brook, and Warren said: "If Golovkin wins, it's a done deal".
Through promoter Frank Warren, BoxNation have secured the rights to show the fight in the UK.
Just sit back and enjoy the fight for what it is.
He was due to face Georgian Avtandil Khurtsidze in July after he claimed the WBO interim title by stopping #2 contender Tommy Langford in the fifth-round of their April meeting in Leicester, but has since been arrested in America on RICO charges.
The 35-year-old Golovkin will climb the ring a physically bigger man, being a natural middleweight, but Canelo has soared high as a boxing great by becoming a two-weight world champion. A complete fight card can be found below. The question will be as to who gives out first and will the much-vaunted jab of GGG unsettle the forward movement of Canelo?
"I'm a fighter who's a thinking fighter, who can make adjustments, who has a "Plan A" and more than that and on Saturday night you're going to see it. I think we have an opportunity to bring back those glory days, to bring back the business of boxing".
With a mature and intelligent performance from Saunders, he should win by unanimous decision. "The bout to save boxing" by others.
And although many critics dismiss those victories and May's one-sided beating of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., veteran matchmaker Don Chargin says Alvarez's development of a whipping left hand to the body has reached near perfection - a throwback to the legacy of the best warrior boxers from Mexico. In the last few years, the sport has generated close to 10 million Pay-Per-Views in only two fights. He boxed extensively as an amateur, compiling a record of 345-5.
The Merseysider stands taller than the average 168-pounder at 6 feet 3 inches, but he doesn't fight like it.
What are the fighters' records?
And will this clash of elite level titans live up to its enormous critical expectation and become this decade's Corrales vs. Castillo I?
Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) aims to be the first to defeat the current WBA-WBC-IBF champion in Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs).
Skoglund is a well-travelled fighter having fought in Germany, Denmark, Finland and Sweden.
Ranked #12 in the world at 175lbs, he is big and strong for the division.
"He is the most risky opponent of my career, but I'm ready for him and what's next to come", said the former WBC and WBA super welterweight champion. "It all depends on who lands the punch that defines the fight and I think Gennady is going to do that", said Abel Sanchez, Golovkin's trainer.