World Boxing Council middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) is expecting a closer contact, high impact fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) on September 15 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“I’m expecting a fight with more contact because that’s what people have been asking for a long time, so I’m ready to exchange punches until the end.
“Canelo is a great fighter and I have no doubt that we are going to give people the fight they are asking for. It will be a great evening for all of us who love boxing.
“I will not change my style. Canelo is the one who needs to change… if he wants to win.
“As the champion, I know my strategy and of course in this upcoming fight, a lot will depend on Canelo and the more Canelo had show, the more interesting will be the fight.
In the first bout in September last year, Alvarez and Golovkin finished in a draw after 12 rounds.
Both fighters believe that they should have received the victory. In the rematch, Golovkin and Canelo have both promised to close the show with a victory by knockout, to avoid the possibility of another draw.
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, Venom, 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.
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