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Video: Canelo, Golovkin Get Very Heated During Weigh-In

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.

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.

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 sterilizer on 09-15-2018

Aside from the ridiculous, staged "display of anger" by pathetic Canelo and team, what really, really angered me was that annoying biatch with the breast implants on blatant display and the fake eyelashes and excessive makeup, doing the so-called "interviews,"…

Comment by Catrin on 09-15-2018

[QUOTE=Biolink;19099504]Mexicans ain't gonna give Canelo a pass on boxing after all this talk.[/QUOTE] Perro que ladra! No muerde...

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 09-15-2018

[QUOTE=Joe Beamish;19100382]Who? I never heard of him[/QUOTE] Some fraud fighter who didn't like getting hit, so he quit and became a fake fighter in another sport.

Comment by Joe Beamish on 09-15-2018

[QUOTE=True That;19100359]Lol, Canelo acting like Ronda Rousey in this face off.[/QUOTE] Who? I never heard of him

Comment by True That on 09-15-2018

Lol, Canelo acting like Ronda Rousey in this face off.

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