Former two division world champion Carl Frampton is backing Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to retain his undisputed super middleweight crown, when he faces Gennadiy Golovkin in a trilogy fight.

The contest takes place this coming Saturday night, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Their first meeting in 2017 was scored as a controversial twelve round split draw. The rematch, which took place the following year, saw Canelo win a close twelve round majority decision.

In the third meeting, Canelo is a big favorite - mainly due to age and activity.

Canelo, although coming off a loss to WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry BIvol in May, is still in his prime. Golovkin is widely viewed as being on the decline.

"Canelo has got to be a big favorite this time around even though he is coming off a loss, as Golovkin is now 40 and doesn’t look to be the same fighter as he once was at the peak of his powers," Frampton told The Belfast Telegraph.

"Golovkin did stop Ryota Murata in a unification last time out, but he didn’t look great early on and was having some problems. The one person none of us can beat is Father Time and this fight just seems a few years too late for him to have a real chance of winning.

"He was a lot more hittable in the Murata fight, but his power got him through it in the end. He is one of the biggest punchers of this generation of fighters and that will always give him a chance, but at the very high end of the sport it’s the small margins that make all the difference and that split-second off your reactions, punching speed, distance control or movement can be enough to make it a bad night.

"I would like to see Golovkin win, but I feel this is going to be the most decisive victory for Canelo given where they now find themselves in their careers."