By Miguel Rivera
Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) is very motivated from all of the trash talk that has come from the mouths of IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and his head trainer Abel Sanchez.
Canelo will challenge Golovkin for a second time on September, 15th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Their first bout took place in September 2017, also at T-Mobile, and ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.
A rematch was set for May 5th, at T-Mobile.
Two months prior to the bout, it was revealed that Canelo had tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol in a pair of tests taken back in February.
Canelo, due to looming a six month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, was forced to withdraw from the rematch.
Golovkin still went forward on the date, and knocked out Vanes Martirosyan easily in two rounds at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Afterwards, Golovkin and Canelo finally reached a deal to fight each other on the September date.
But from the moment Canelo had come up positive for banned substance, Golovkin has accused him of being a long time user of performance enhancing drugs. Sanchez believes Canelo stacked his hand wraps in the first bout, to enhance his punching power, and he also feels the Mexican boxer had "ran" during the first bout and refuse to engage.
Both Golovkin and Sanchez have been baiting Canelo to stand his ground in the rematch to make it a true "Mexican style" fight.
Canelo has taken all of those words in, and plans to for payback.
"The little respect I had for [Golovkin] was lost, he crossed the line with so much of what they said, so much crying that they brought into this... this will help me get everything out in the fight. What I want is to show him that words always come out in excess," said Canelo.