Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez quickly separated after weigh-in for middleweight title rematch

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And both fighters will make millions for a sold-out fight that will be televised on HBO pay-per-view at a cost of $84.95.

The two middleweights meet exactly a year after their first fight was controversially declared a draw, despite most ringside spectators calling the fight a win for GGG.

Regardless, he was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission before being handed a six-month ban, backdated from February, forcing him to pull out of the agreed rematch with Golovkin.

Early on Sunday morning, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will rematch one another in the biggest boxing match of 2018.

Oddsmakers are expecting the fight to go the distance again. "It's kind of disappointing, because I think this is probably going to be the best fight boxing is going to put on this year". "But I'm going in there to knock him out".

Sanchez said a decisive victory for Golovkin will cement his place amongst the greatest middleweights in boxing history, delivering a signature victory that his otherwise stellar CV lacks. The rematch to their highly controversial draw last September, which most thought Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) won, was eventually renegotiated and rescheduled for Saturday night.

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A bout that was a thriller first time round. Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol and blamed it on contaminated meat from his native Mexico. I defeated the weigh-in, now it's time for me to defeat him on Saturday.

But both fighters say they are happy with the judges for the rematch, and doubt they will come into play anyway.

Alvarez, an excellent counter puncher and boxer, also has the advantage of having gone 12 rounds with Triple G and understanding how to avoid getting hit with his biggest punches.

Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 knockouts) believes that, too, but sees a different result. Prior to the fight it was questioned whether Golovkin could get fair treatment in Las Vegas and the scorecards seemed to prove that, with one judge, Adalaide Byrd...

"I'm bothered by all the stupid things they've been saying and I've been using it as motivation in my training for this fight". "Like a real war". But the fighters declined to hold a joint news conference when the new deal was finished, and they declined to go on a media tour or stand face to face at the final prefight news conference Wednesday.

"If he intends to knock out Golovkin, he's going to have to fight him", Sanchez said.

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