And that's when I turn into Triple G. It's not that I'm mean, or angry. Even more important than his power is the way he applies it. Golovkin is economical with his punches, with CompuBox finding he lands an average of 27.5 punches/round compared to an all-division average of 16.8. The Kazakh worked the head and the body with sharp bursts, putting on a clinic in stopping his dance partner in the eighth round with Steve Willies jumping in confirming the TKO.
The slightest mistake can cost either one of them their consciousness, the only thing that will truly dictate who wins this fight is who shows up to win on September 26.
The suggestion being that if he had kept knocking opponents out that Canelo and his handlers would not have taken the fight out of fear.
"I will go to that weight, but when I have done my work at middleweight". Look, anything can happen in this fight.
The reason I say that is because I believe that Golovkin will win by late stoppage. I just want the ring. That's why we prepared, and also to give the fans a attractive fight.
Golovkin will face his toughest test yet.
The problems in predicting the bout is both fighters do not have a common opponent, which is very rare, because Alvarez has more fights at welterweight (147 pounds) and junior middleweight (154 pounds) compared to Golovkin who has thrived more at middleweight (160 pounds).
"I can assure you that I will do my part and I will do my best to give you all a lovely fight". That's what makes Alvarez-Golovkin feel a lot more like similar to marquee fights like Felix Trinidad-De La Hoya and Pernell Whitaker-Julio Cesar Chavez than anything the subsequent two decades have been able to produce. He debuted at 15 years old, and has fought 12 current or former champions over that span. Golovkin on the other had has fought five current or former champions in his career. In fact, one can argue that the delay has only made it feel like a bigger event, allowing Alvarez's elite skill set at age 27 to catch up with his vast popularity.
Without looking past my next fight, just a couple of successful defences of that belt and I could be within touching distance of fighting the victor of this weekend's fight in Vegas. "I'm expecting him to come forward and come for the knockout".
Frank Warren thinks Canelo vs Golovkin will go down as an all-time great fight.
"I'd like to wish all the middleweights fighting this weekend the very best of luck!"