Early betting action favors underdog Canelo Alvarez vs. favorite Gennady Golovkin

It was too sexy’ Ring girls reveal GGG v Canelo ‘snub’ over raunchy clip

It was too sexy’ Ring girls reveal GGG v Canelo ‘snub’ over raunchy clip

Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin are held back after facing off during their official weigh-in. After failing two drug tests in February for clenbuterol and pushing the date from May 5 to September 15, Golovkin and his team have labeled Alvarez as a "cheater" - even though the latter has said on numerous occasions that contaminated meat caused the positive results. "It was like a first test but the second fight is much bigger and much more interesting".

For the most part, the animosity between the two men has had a ring of authenticity about it.

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.

Golokvin told the media this week: "I have lost respect for him".

"Those are the excuses that they are making because of what is coming on Saturday, which is a loss for them". Golovkin weighed 159.6 pounds and Alvarez weighed 159.4. "I know it's going to be a tough fight". Golovkin, 36, a Kazakhstan native fighting out of Santa Monica, California, and seeking to break the all-time middleweight defense record he shares with Bernard Hopkins by retaining his title for the 21st consecutive time, weighed in first and was 159.6 pounds. The unified middleweight champion's team has also gone as far to say that Alvarez "ran" a lot in the first outing and didn't fight "Mexican Style".

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

The fight last fall ended in a swirl of controversy after judge Dave Moretti scored it 115-113 for Golovkin; while Don Trella saw it a 114-114 and Adelaide Byrd favored Alvarez 118-110.

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This time around, Golovkin plans to leave nothing to chance, promising to take the decision out of the judge's hands by winning inside the distance.

The fight went all 12 rounds, and when it was all said and done, many believed Golovkin handily took the fight on the judges' scorecards.

Abel Sanchez, who has trained Golovkin at his gym in the San Bernardino Mountains outside Los Angeles since 2011, agrees.

"He's promised the fans he's going to knock him out but in order to do that you have to be in range and then it gets unsafe", Sanchez said.

"And if he fights him, he's going to get knocked out. I've got to make sure when he's vulnerable I take advantage of that". Now, the two rivals will once again fight to determine who is the best middleweight in boxing today.

"I'm very bothered and I'm angry at their accusations, but I will utilize it in my favor because I have experience in this", Alvarez said.

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