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Photos: Canelo, Golovkin - Ready For War in Las Vegas Rematch

GENNADY Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez faced off for the final time ahead of their eagerly awaited rematch as they comfortably made the weight for their middleweight grudge match.

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An ill-tempered confrontation before several thousand fans at the T-Mobile Arena saw a minor scuffle after the two fighters came together after stepping on the scales.

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Kazakh fighter Golovkin, the defending WBA, WBC and IBO champion, weighed in slightly heavier at 159.6 pounds (72.4 kgs).

Mexico’s Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 knockouts) meanwhile came in at 159.4 pounds, well within the 160lb limit.

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Members of both entourages quickly got between the two fighters to head off a physical confrontation after Alvarez appeared to rush towards Golovkin, who didn’t flinch.

A relaxed-looking Golovkin later took a verbal jab at his Mexican rival after the face-off.

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Asked what he had seen when he looked at Alvarez, Golovkin replied: “I saw he’s like a clown. He is showman. He is not true guy.”

A stony-faced Alvarez meanwhile claimed a psychological victory. “I won the weigh-in, and tomorrow I’ll win the fight,” he said.

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Golovkin, (38-0-1, 34 knockouts), is chasing a record-breaking 21st consecutive defence of his middleweight crown when he faces Alvarez again.

The 12-round battle comes almost a year to the day after the two fighters battled to a controversial draw in their first encounter.

A planned rematch for May 5 was cancelled after Alvarez twice tested positive for the banned performance enhancer Clenbuterol in February and was subsequently hit with a six-month suspension.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bjl12 on 09-16-2018

[QUOTE=MrShakeAndBake;19100489]That’s all you have ??? LOL phag0tnello fans are reaching back to the archives... pathetic... GGG chin is made of titanium... Canelita is getting knock the F out by GGG [url]https://youtu.be/mgGkuBvBP78[/url][/QUOTE] Hi. Did you see the fight? Gennady got walked…

Comment by IRONCHINHAGLER on 09-15-2018

[QUOTE=redmyth79;19100053]I love how you nutt huggers think Cotto was so easy to knock down or something. Shaking my damn head. Cotto was at his best at 155. He destroyed the same guy GGG did which was suppose to be one…

Comment by Code Red on 09-15-2018

I actually hope Canelo wins, the younger guy is suppose to win, next gen is suppose to get better not worse

Comment by Someone88 on 09-15-2018

WOW! Yes I can't wait for this amazing fight! I didn't want to get too excited until the rematch was actually close by, but now we'll actually see them fight again. Go Golovkin!

Comment by talz on 09-15-2018

[QUOTE=redmyth79;19100096]Fff that. Canelo has never failed a drug test before or after a fight besides this questionable time. Everybody that matters said it's more likely the guy who got fired tampering etc.. Canelo took a hair test following yet it…

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