By Miguel Rivera
Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) is hoping to secure the most impressive victory possible on September 16th, when he challenges WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (37-0, 34 KOs).
Their HBO Pay-Per-View fight takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo is only competing for the IBF, WBA titles - because he refuses to pay any sanctioning fees to the WBC and IBO.
The contest has had two years of hype and some felt the contest would never take place.
Canelo is taking part in his first bout at the full middleweight limit of 160-pounds. Although Canelo previously held the WBC's title at 160, he captured the title and made two defenses at the catch-weight of 155-pounds.
Golovkin is also looking to do damage. He went the full twelve round distance with Daniel Jacobs back in March, but wants to get his knockout streak back on track. Prior to Jacobs, GGG knocked out 23 opponents in a row.
"I always think a fighter dreams of the knockout, because it can be the most forceful victory for a boxer and for the people. This is a fight where I really wish it would end like this," said Canelo to Carlos Zulbaran.
"Whoever wins this fight will be the best in the world. I'm going to give my best, do whatever I have to do to make this a great fight and win. I always go one step ahead of my opponent."
Canelo is feeling very good at the new weight. In his last contest, Canelo moved up to a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds to dominate countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. over twelve rounds back in May.
He feels a lot stronger at the new weight and expects to have more power once he steps in the ring with Golovkin.
"My power has grown and my speed is still there. I'm training at about 175 pounds, but everything is normal," Canelo said.