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Video: Bernard Hopkins Questions GGG Streak, Rips Sanchez

Video by Ryan Burton

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alvarez blamed the test results on eating contaminated meat in his native Mexico.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Steven Mccowan on 09-15-2018

Lol hopkins,did,a piece with espn praising GGG. Hopkins is a liar, cheater, and a quitter. One of my favorite Hopkins moments is when he was trying to say Gamboa a fast fighter and never NEEDED to be taught inside fighting…

Comment by DuckAdonis on 09-15-2018

Hopkins has been incredibly annoying the last few weeks. Like he is defending his boyfriend oscar and his little cash cow. Awful

Comment by MDPopescu on 09-15-2018

[QUOTE=JWHardin;19100801]Hopkins says he thought GGG looked afraid of the fact that Canelo isn't afraid of him. [B]Doesn't BHop work for Golden boy?[/B] Anyway, this is the same guy that said Canelo vs Floyd was a 50-50 fight.[/QUOTE] B-Hop did his…

Comment by JWHardin on 09-15-2018

Hopkins says he thought GGG looked afraid of the fact that Canelo isn't afraid of him. Doesn't BHop work for Golden boy? Anyway, this is the same guy that said Canelo vs Floyd was a 50-50 fight.

Comment by Nino250ex on 09-15-2018

He is just upset his record will be going from tied to broken and he’ll no longer be the big name mentioned

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