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De La Hoya: I Told Canelo To KO Golovkin, I Think He'll Do It

Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions and Leigh Simons Productions are proud to present "Countdown to Canelo vs. GGG 2," a 30-minute special that features never-before-heard details about the dangerous street fighting pasts of Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC, WBA, and IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) who will fight for the middleweight championship of the world on Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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While making the 30-minute special, producer Leigh Simons discovered that both Canelo and Golovkin had their own respective street fighting pasts that lead them down the path to becoming professional fighters. Both Canelo and Golovkin are sure to channel the aggression from their past along with mounting tension between the two fighters since the last time they met in the ring for their highly anticipated rematch at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 15, which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
 
During the film shoot with Leigh Simons, Canelo revealed his street fighting past began as early as age five, with at least 100 street fights to his credit before he became a professional fighter at age 15.
 
"Because I was the red haired one, I was different in school. I had to show everyone that saying things to me or picking on me would not be easy. That they would have to go through the beating I was going to give them. I never bowed my head to anyone, even if they were bigger," said Canelo Alvarez.
 
"Since childhood he has shown character, and that's what has made him succeed, his character," said Jose 'Chepo' Reynoso, co-trainer of Canelo Alvarez.
 
"I told Canelo, 'Don't leave it in the judges hands this time. Go out there and win the fight and knock him out' and I believe that he is going to knock GGG out this time," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.

Simons found a similar response and nature when interviewing Golovkin separately for the "Countdown" special.
 
"It was really survival of the fittest in that area where he [Golovkin] grew up," said Tom Loeffler, Promoter of Gennady "GGG" Golovkin. "One name for him could be the 'Smiling Assassin' because he's confident. He's experienced."
 
"He grew up on the streets; he grew up in probably the roughest part of Kazahkstan, in Karaganda. It's where all the rough people and gangsters were. He grew up beating people up because someone always wanted to take your shoes or jacket from you so he learned to defend himself," said Abel Sanchez, trainer to  Gennady "GGG" Golovkin.
 
In behind the scenes footage captured during the "Countdown to Canelo vs. GGG 2" commercial shoot, Golovin described one instance of street fighting back in his hometown in Kazahkstan for producer Leigh Simons with, "I can't talk like this. It's not legal," refusing to go into detail alluding to the brutality of the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by doom_specialist on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=g27region;19091624]Delusions in the head is when Oscar talks about becoming a president because Kanye said he wants to be a president too. Maybe they have the same coke supplier, I don't know Ducking (I usually don't use this word when…

Comment by StrangerInTown on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19087217]:cool2: You must be a stranger in town :wave: lil g is the hype job :sad:[/QUOTE] Practically shut out by Floyd, strong case that he should have lost to Lara and soon picks the Khan, Smith, Chavez Jr. trifecta to…

Comment by g27region on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=doom_specialist;19089639]And these are nothing but the delusions in your head. I've heard the same thing said about every other major promoter in the business. Golovkin is more than capable of demanding certain fights be made, as are other guys who…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=ArturoBalboa;19086797]Canelo the 5 year old street fighter LMFAO[/QUOTE] I was laughing at that too. Golovkin talked about how he had to be tough to keep from having his clothes stolen, while Canelo talked about being a pre-school gangsta. :lol1:

Comment by doom_specialist on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=g27region;19087978]This logic is kinda flawed. Golovkin is not a promoter and he can't influence other fighters in his stable. If he doesn't want to fight Ward, for whatever reason, it's his personal decision. He doesn't have the same influence and…

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