Gennady Golovkin said little in the week of struggle with Saul Canelo Alvarezbut on the day he did it, after the last confrontation after the weigh-in ceremony, he provoked the Mexican and, along the way, some fans.
Golovkin weighed in at 167.8 pounds and Canelo at 167.4 pounds. The two stepped off the scales, met face to face once again this week, with intense gazes, no provocation, and then the last words of the protagonists of the show, which will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Before delivering a strong message, he took the opportunity to congratulate all the Mexican fans present as this day marks another anniversary of Mexican independence.
“Congratulations to all Mexicans on Independence Day, this is a special day. And I’m just saying to those who understand boxing, they know who the real champion is,” said GGG, who did not say this, but clearly hinted that he is the real champion, and those who support Canelo probably do not know anything. about boxing.
The booing was not long in coming for the Kazakh fighter, who is sure to have less support than Canelo on fight day, but his comment earned him the rejection of some Mexicans, who even booed him after his announcement.
Thus, Canelo will be the favorite to fight GGG., who at 40 will try to become the undisputed 168-pounder. champion against the main favorite, who even assured that he would do everything in his power to knock out the Kazakh.
This will be the third fight between both fighters. They drew in September 2017 and met again a year later when Canelo won by majority decision. So the trilogy comes four years after their last fight and they’re ready.