Canelo vs. Chavez live stream
- Author: Julie Sanders May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 15:05
Gennady Golovkin has told Saul "Canelo" Alvarez to expect a "very different story" when the pair meet in September, following the Mexican's dominant victory over compatriot Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
"In every one of my challenges I want to prove that I am the best active fighter and that I want to make history", Alvarez said of facing Golovkin.
Chavez, perceived to have the slight edge over Canelo in terms of technical boxing prowess, said in the post-fight interview that his gameplan was to outbox Canelo, but said he never had the chance to do so. Golovkin's famous "Seven Nation Army" walkout song creeped into the arena and Golovkin made his way to the ring as if he were going to fight Alvarez right then and there.
Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) had never fought above 155 pounds until he weighed in at 164 on Friday.
'I knew Canelo was going to beat Chavez easy, and I thought he was going to get up there after what he did past year and make another scene, say something like, 'I did this to Chavez, and I'll do the same thing to you, Triple-G'.
Alvarez had just finished embarrassing the crowd-favorite - and fellow countryman - Chavez Jr. for 12 rounds, prompting thousands of boos during the latter rounds of the fight.
"I wanted to box but he went to the ropes and I just needed to throw more punches".
Alvarez vs Golovkin is scheduled for September 16, 2017.
Perhaps his best right hand against Chavez came in the sixth round and that hand speed will be a problem for any fighter.
The pay-per-view numbers, Atlas said, "will go through the roof". "We're close and I think we can get the fight done", Gomez said before an Alvarez-Chavez press conference Wednesday afternoon at MGM Grand.
"I feel I can knock him out".
Mayweather says everyone is hoping for a Canelo vs. GGG bout and it takes time to build to that matchup. I'm a fighter that knows how to adapt to situations.
Indeed Mayweather beat one of the protagonists competing tonight, Canelo, but the young Mexican has since improved greatly through the defeat and has proven himself time and time again since.