Former two-weight world champion Canelo Alvarez has vowed to make Gennady Golovkin regret his previous comments on his doping ban when the pair meet in a September rematch.
Golovkin had some choice words to say their original May contest was postponed and Canelo is aiming to punish the Kazakh for his trouble.
The 27-year-old native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, is without a doubt boxing’s biggest and most lucrative star.
After capturing two world titles and the lineal championship in the super welterweight division, Canelo moved up to middleweight to capture the WBC and Ring Magazine World Titles with a unanimous decision victory against Miguel Cotto in November 2015.
Canelo has maintained his status as a top contender ever since, and in a historic September 16 showdown with Golovkin last year, he silenced all doubters by facing one of the most avoided fighters in boxing.
Canelo was born ready and he promises to defeat Golovkin in exciting fashion to prove that he is the world’s best 160-pounder.
“The truth is that this fight means a lot to me because of all that has happened and all that has been said,” said Canelo Alvarez.
“I will prove with my fists that I am the best, and Golovkin will eat all of his words and speculations.
“I will demonstrate who is the best when I defeat Golovkin soundly on September 15 during Independence Day Weekend, and I’ll make it clear that Mexican boxing is the best.”
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Canelo vs. GGG 2 is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle,” Fred Loya Insurance, Interjet and Fathom Events. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.