Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are two of the very best in the sport today, and perhaps of all time. Golovkin and Alvarez comprise the actual best boxing match of 2017, even if the earlier bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor exceeded expectations.
Blessed with the power, size and athleticism few middleweights have possessed, Alvarez (49-1- 1) has become the top draw in the world of the squared circle.
It's the kind of fight Gennady Golovkin has been chasing from the moment he walked off an airplane six years ago to make his new home in Los Angeles.
Canelo has been improving a lot since his defeat to Mayweather, and the weight difference between the two fighters might be a big obstacle to a rematch.
"It's the only way the victor of the Golovkin-Canelo fight can unify the titles, and that's the logical fight", Warren said, via BBC.
He admitted as much in his post-fight interview, labelling his performance as "terrible".
Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will meet in a ring in Las Vegas this morning (Singapore time) in what could be a fight for the ages for the world middleweight championship.
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Golovkin looked uncomfortable against the movement of Daniel Jacobs in his previous title defence in March and Alvarez believes that he can find cracks in the Kazakh boxer's work.
This fight may go down in history as one of the best possible matchups on paper, just going by the records of both these men alone.
It is rare to say that a 28-year-old is facing a career defining fight; however, this appears to be the case for Billy Joe.
Alvarez is The Ring middleweight champion and the former lineal middleweight champion.
Taking nothing away from the Swede, I rate Smith on another level to Skoglund and fully expect him to win this opening bout comfortably with a stoppage in the first half of the fight. He came into this fight looking out of shape and his performance was nowhere near that of a world champion.
Here are some YouTube Live links for Golovkin versus Canelo Alvarez: YouTube Live Stream 1.