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Canelo: I Really Hope To End Golovkin - By Knockout!

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.

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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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by doninlouisiana on 08-15-2017

[QUOTE=Dbt;17945111]Canelo couldn't knock out a drained zombie, yet he hopes to knock out a guy who's never even been knocked down. What happened to the "guaranteed" knockout he was claiming a few weeks back? Now it's "I hope"...[/QUOTE] Canelo couldn't…

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 08-14-2017

[QUOTE=satiev1;17949340]False. GGG fights to his opponents style. You should know this by know if you watch his fights.[/QUOTE] False, GGG fights depending on his opponents power! I think he will get comfy till he gets caught with something he doesn't…

Comment by satiev1 on 08-14-2017

[QUOTE=Squ□redCircle34;17947311]Respect, that's the word you need to give to a guy like Canelo and all you dweebs who's willing to take a challenge while most of y'all favorite fighters have yet to really step it up! Plus Cotto was on…

Comment by livershot73 on 08-14-2017

[QUOTE=Squ□redCircle34;17945125] Folks keep bringing up the Chavez Jr decison but forget not even a lightheavy could knockout Chavez Jr[/QUOTE] So Fanfara was a bantamweight in disguise? But I guess you could say that you're half right, he didn't KO him…

Comment by alexjust on 08-14-2017

I am afraid of GGG being robbed. Other than that I don't think it is very likely that Canelo is going to win. Not to dismiss Canelo - he is outstanding fighter, but the edge should still be with GGG.…

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