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David Haye Rips Golovkin vs Canelo Rematch

Gennady Golovkin finally reaps benefits of years of hard work Modal Trigger Gennady Golovkin AP
Lora Ball | 15 September, 2018, 16:55

The bout between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will begin at 12pm Sunday.

WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin weighed in first at 159.6 pounds, then challenger Canelo Alvarez weighed 159.4 pounds at their weigh-in on Friday in Las Vegas. Alvarez, 28, has maintained his innocence, citing tainted meat in Mexico after he tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.

His record of 49-1-2 with 34 knockouts includes victories over Shane Mosley, Austin Trout, Erislandry Lara, Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan, all world champions. After that point, Alvarez made a decision to lean against the ropes, let Golovkin start teeing off and most importantly, gain confidence and got out to what appeared to be a sizable lead on the scorecards. He should be upset by what Golovkin's handlers have said.

Not wanting to risk a period of inactivity, he remained determined to fight on May 5th, taking on former world title challenger Vanes Martirosyan in a hastily-arranged clash at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles.

"I remember the first fight was not flawless for me or him".

But Alvarez may have more at stake than Golovkin, the puncher from Kazakhstan who has held pieces of the middleweight title for eight years.

"Those are the excuses that they are making because of what is coming on Saturday, which is a loss for them".

"Maybe they said it to get me mad, and you know what, they did it". Instead, Alvarez, in an uncharacteristic move, charged at Golovkin and pressed his forehead against GGG's.

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Yet while Alvarez was able to frustrate Golovkin, he did little in the way of meaningful damage.

Despite two judges scoring the fight extremely closely - 114-114 and 113-115 in favour of Golovkin - judge Adalaide Byrd's scorecard of 118-110 in favour of Alvarez had many fans and pundits alike questioning the validity and reliability of the adjudicating.

This preview for Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 - "The REMATCH" will give you chills...

Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez hopes he does just that.

For his part, Alvarez says he too will adopt a different tactical approach.

As fans, we were happy because we get to see the fight again. "I want to punish him for all the bad things that he and his team have done". "I've got to make sure when he's vulnerable I take advantage of that". But when the first fight ended, it was Golovkin who was the fresher of the two.

"This fight means a lot to me because of all that has happened and all that has been said", Alvarez said.

"I think this fight could be it".

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