Golovkin: To Win is Like History Fight, Like Leonard vs. Hagler

Ruben Hill
September 13, 2017

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin airs on Pay-Per-View, September 16, 2017 the IBF, WBA, and WBC middleweight titles are on the line.

While the coverage starts at 1am, the bout itself will likely not get underway until between 4am and 4.30am United Kingdom time. As we get closer to the fight, the main point of conversation has shifted from post-Mayweather-McGregor residue to the big question: who will win?

The contest promises to be a fascinating one, and even the styles of the two fighters seem to complement one another, with Golovkin favouring an aggressive attacking approach and Alvarez preferring to sit back and hit on the counter.

Canelo v Golovkin is live this Saturday night on BoxNation Box Office. I remember a lot of great champions, like Carlos Monzon, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Bernard Hopkins. And Canelo, he's a very special guy. He is the most risky opponent of my career, but I'm ready for him and what's next to come.

"Right off the top, the interest for me is it's a huge fight". That's why we prepared, and also to give the fans a attractive fight.

Many experts have been split down the middle, as both fighters seem evenly matched; some believe GGG is a bit past his prime, while others think the undefeated Kazakh will take the bout.

"I can assure you that I will do my part and I will do my best to give you all a lovely fight".

Golovkin added: "I'm old school and I like it when there is just one champion". Like right now I'm 35, but I feel like 25. He is the most unsafe opponent of my career, but I'm ready for him and what's next to come.

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