Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin Press Conference Live Stream & Video

Posted September 14, 2017

"Come Saturday night, Canelo will be in for a surprise and the boxing world will be in for a treat".

As Canelo has not been in with anyone the same size or strength as Golovkin, I think that power will be the deciding factor in this fight. It had been the talk of boxing since Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto to win the WBC middleweight title in November 2015. His wife is athletic, she was in the hospital for just one day.

Becoming the 21st in "Triple G's" unbelievable string of knockout victories, Canadian middleweight David Lemieux was dissected, tamed and picked apart by the Kazakh at Madison Square Garden in October of 2015. I remember a lot of great champions, like Carlos Monzon, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Bernard Hopkins. I knew it would happen sooner or later.

So what scenario will it be this weekend: Alvarez or Golovkin getting rattled by their opponent's punching power; both showing respect for each other's punching power; or both showing too much respect?

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Through it all, Alvarez's opponent seemed to believe the delay wasn't on Canelo.

Alvarez's familiarity with his surroundings means little to Golovkin, who said: "It's not special". "It was Golden Boy not being ready".

It is a remarkable fact that Golovkin is eight years older than Canelo yet has fought fewer than half as many professional rounds as his opponent.

Here's a look at where the money is going from Vegas bookmakers, along with opinions from boxing experts, trainers and my pick for the fight.

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"I feel great at this age". If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, there are several watch parties taking place around Dallas-Fort Worth (most have cover charges of $30 or less).

Defensively, Alvarez is the better fighter by a small margin.

According to CBS Sports, "Saturday's fight represents something far more important to the sport than any carnival sideshow can provide (no matter how entertaining or lucrative said fight turned out to be)".

Steven Muehlhausen is an MMA and boxing writer and contributor for Sporting News. You can listen to his podcast, "The Fight Club Chicago", here.

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