Canelo says Vegas bout will prove superiority to GGG

Erica Murray
June 22, 2017

Saunders (24-0,12 KOs) holds the WBO belt, the only world middleweight title not in Golovkin's possession, and is angling for a shot at the victor of Golovkin-Canelo.

"Yes, he has a little bit of a Mexican style". But he's smart enough to know that, against someone like Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, he'll have the battle scars to show what he had to go through to get there. "I said I'm ready for this fight in Kazakhstan but he said no and I turned my focus to Canelo". "I learned a lot [from that fight] and I've grown".

"He (Chavez Jr.) did nothing to try and win the fight, he wasn't trying to win the fight".

"I didn't even recognise him", Alvarez told reporters yesterday.

"I think Jacobs gave him too much respect the first two rounds and if he would have started sooner and not respect him as much he would have won a clear decision", he said.

"[Body punching] It's important in any fight, its fundamental".

"I know Mexican people, the same like United Kingdom people; everybody understands boxing, everybody loves boxing". Not only that but distance control will be very important. He's a powerful fighter when you start in front of him.

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez pose after the press conference in The Landmark London.

It pits two crowd-pleasing icons against each other to decide the world's best middleweight.

" I'm always training, I'm always keeping in shape and am always going something maybe 3 to 4 times a week". "When I was born, fear was gone". I love sport. We go to the ring for boxing, it's sport for us, not political. No controversy, no nothing. "Now I know I can do it".

Their bout is regarded as boxing's biggest world title fight since Floyd Mayweather Jr fought Manny Pacquiao in 2014.

"I'm more confident now and I have more experience. He knows me. This is a 50/50 fight".

"There's a saying, first things first".

"Sure, why not? It's in the back of my mind, that fight". This is a mega-fight that will attract fans from all around the World.

"There's a high probability there will be a knockout because we both can punch and have a high knockout ratio". "You never really know but there's a good chance".

While Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya attempted to prevent the fight from ever taking place, he has now stated that he isn't too anxious about the fight between McGregor and Mayweather drawing attention away from the Alvarez-GGG fight.

DLH: "Canelo has always had to come down in weight, he's not the smaller guy, he's a big guy". That's mine with 'Canelo.' Or a great show, maybe a fun show, a circus show? "I think that 160 is the right move for me".

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