GENNADY Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez confronted off for the remaining time in advance of their eagerly awaited rematch as they easily designed the excess weight for their middleweight grudge match.
An sick-tempered confrontation in advance of various thousand enthusiasts at the T-Cell Arena observed a minimal scuffle following the two fighters arrived collectively following stepping on the scales.
Kazakh fighter Golovkin, the defending WBA, WBC and IBO winner, weighed in a bit heavier at 159.six lbs (72.four kgs).
Mexico’s Alvarez (49-one-two, 34 knockouts) in the meantime arrived in at 159.four lbs, properly inside the 160lb restrict.
Customers of equally entourages rapidly acquired amongst the two fighters to head off a bodily confrontation following Alvarez appeared to hurry to Golovkin, who did not flinch.
A calm-seeking Golovkin afterwards took a verbal jab at his Mexican rival following the encounter-off.
Questioned what he experienced noticed when he seemed at Alvarez, Golovkin replied: “I observed he’s like a clown. He is showman. He is not real man.”
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A stony-confronted Alvarez in the meantime claimed a psychological victory. “I received the weigh-in, and tomorrow I’ll earn the battle,” he mentioned.
Golovkin, (38–one, 34 knockouts), is chasing a history-breaking 21st consecutive defence of his middleweight crown when he faces Alvarez once more.
The 12-spherical fight will come virtually a 12 months to the working day following the two fighters battled to a controversial attract in their initial experience.
A prepared rematch for May possibly five was cancelled following Alvarez two times analyzed beneficial for the banned effectiveness enhancer Clenbuterol in February and was subsequently strike with a 6-thirty day period suspension.
Alvarez blamed the take a look at final results on consuming contaminated meat in his indigenous Mexico.