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Canelo Alvarez ready to show 'how a true Mexican fights'

17 September 2017

It's almost time for the talking to stop, with the hours ticking down as Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez's hotly-anticipated contest on the Las Vegas Strip moves ever closer. Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) will now be fighting as a full-fledged 160-pound middleweight after his lopsided unanimous decision victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6.

It's the kind of fight Gennady Golovkin has been chasing from the moment he walked off an airplane six years ago to make his new home in Los Angeles. Alvarez's lone defeat came against Mayweather in 2013.

This could be a fight where the boxer who can take the best shots wins. It finally happened after Golovkin (37-0, 33 knockouts) was forced to go 12 rounds earlier this year against Danny Jacobs in a fight where he got hit a lot and barely escaped with a decision.

That said, many have criticized him for picking his fights carefully following his loss to Mayweather.

Will Saturday night's matchup between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin match last month's fight on the "spectacle scale"?

Both fighters are strong defensive fighters and both have shown to have a very good chin.

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The fight with Cotto represents arguably the Mexican's biggest victory and saw him claim the vacant WBC world middleweight title.

"I don't care who is in front of me", Diaz said, via espn.com. He came into this fight looking out of shape and his performance was nowhere near that of a world champion.

Alvarez is The Ring middleweight champion and the former lineal middleweight champion.

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.

Saunders will defend his WBO middleweight title against Willie Monroe Jr.at London's Copper Box Arena on Saturday night and, as was to be expected, there was an incident at the weigh-ins.

A win however, particularly if it's a convincing performance, and he will be next in line for a showdown with the GGG/ Canelo victor.

Canelo Alvarez ready to show 'how a true Mexican fights'