There's no question that Las Vegas, NV is the megafight capital of the world.
Canelo's camp wanted more time for Alvarez to grow into being a true 160-pound fighter, but the whispers in boxing was De La Hoya didn't want his golden goose to be in any potential danger of losing a fight.
Gennady Golovkin landed 40.1% of his total punches- #1 among active fighters and he's only active fighter to land 40% or more of his power punches now that Money is re-retired. "That's how important this fight is to me".
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin, 160-pounds Middleweight Championship Main Event. "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. The 28-year-old English boxer won the WBO belt from Ireland's Andy Lee in December 2015 but due to injuries and postponements has only fought once since, an unimpressive points win over Artur Akavov at a leisure center in Scotland in December.
"I know what is around the corner, I want to test myself against one of the greats". In the USA, he fought in New York, California and CT so far.
This could be a fight where the boxer who can take the best shots wins. I am very excited to be finally fighting in Las Vegas, but I am more excited that it is against Canelo.
This fight is rightly being promoted as a barn-burner, but don't be surprised if it's a slow starter, given the experience of both men and the stakes on hand.
The Mexican fighter has lost just one of his 51 career bouts with that defeat coming against Floyd Mayweather four years ago.
"I'm so excited about this fight".
"It takes a lot in a fight to get me excited", says Chargin, "but this one, I tell you, I haven't thought about a fight like this one in years". The fight likely won't be on there but a good trick is to look in the Live Chat section. Mayweather fought at 154 lbs, but Canelo is now a big middleweight, and his heft might balloon to 180 plus come fight night with GGG.