Gennady Golovkin vs Saul Alvarez

Gennady Golovkin vs Saul Alvarez

GGG (in his last 13 fights) threw 23.2 more punches per round than Canelo Alvarez (in his last 9 fights).

This could be a fight where the boxer who can take the best shots wins.

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Canelo vs. GGG is a fight two years in the making.

We are hours away from Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin meeting for the unified middleweight championship of the world from the sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what many fans expect to be the best fight of 2017 and an all-time classics.

In his most recent fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Alvarez just about made the sport look easy, comfortably controlling the fight for all 12 rounds en-route to a resounding unanimous-decision victory. For Golovkin, the fight is the culmination of a long battle to establish himself as the top middleweight in the world.

Many believe that Erislandy Lara, the Cuban he faced 10 months later, should have been given the win against him, too, instead of losing on a split decision. Alvarez has 34 knockouts in his 49 career wins. He is, in some ways, the antithesis of Floyd "Money" Mayweather. He first started boxing at a gym in Maikuduk, Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

Canelo on the other hand shares some of his adversary's strengths, including power, chin and being able to persevere through some rough patches in his fights.

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Only the August 26 PPV that was headlined by Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is expected to outsell Saturday's PPV this year.

Canelo has been improving a lot since his defeat to Mayweather, and the weight difference between the two fighters might be a big obstacle to a rematch. For him to be enticed to come back and face Canelo, the same amount should be involved. Both Canelo and GGG, being in their prime, also helps with the excitement for this fight, which is a rarity in boxing these days where the promoters try to protect their fighters from losing their "belts". The former pound-for-pound king of the world has remarkably slowed down.

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