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Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

14 September 2017, 01:14 | Kristopher Drake

Boxing Packed on a lot of muscle

Canelo Alvarez's physique change hasn't gone unnoticed by Gennady Golovkin

In a match-up that fans have demanded for years, this looks set to be a true fight in every sense of the word as well as undoubtedly being the toughest and most career-defining assignment of each boxer's journey to date.

Anticipation was at a fever pitch. "But that's what I've prepared for - to knock him out". The fight pulled in what is still the second-largest number of pay-per-view buys (2.2 million).

"I feel great at this age".

Whether you believe Triple G or Alvarez will win, lose or draw on Saturday night, they both have put themselves in a position in which everyone will agree that come Sunday morning there will be no haters or cheerleaders, only people talking about an exciting matchup and giving both the proper respect due. On Saturday, four years after fighting Mayweather, he's slated for another significant fight when he takes on unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin at the sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (HBO PPV, 8 p.m. ET).

Other than the Mayweather fight, Canelo has looked almost unstoppable against top tier opponents like Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan. He's in a great mood, I don't know if it is because the baby is here or that he finally has got the fight he has wanted. I've wanted this fight for a long time.

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The day before the bout, the chances are WBO Middleweight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders, from Hatfield, UK, will successfully defend his belt against Willie Monroe Jr, thus making him the only thing that stands between the victor of Canelo v GGG and the title of undisputed middleweight champion of the world.

Alvarez and Golovkin will exchange plenty of knockout punches, but neither will go down, so Alvarez's defense and counter-punching will be the difference in getting him the decision. He's a hard hitter who will stand toe-to-toe and not back down.

GGG also has many questions to answer in his fight with the Mexican star Alvarez.

Loeffler said the bout confirms what he's always said about Golovkin (37-0, 33 knockouts). "Golovkin will bring out the best in me", said Canelo. "That's what I've been training for, is to beat the best I've ever faced in my career".

Steven Muehlhausen is an MMA and boxing writer and contributor for Sporting News. There are very few fights you consider for that title.

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