Gennady Golovkin promises war against 'clown' Canelo Alvarez after weigh-in drama

Gennady Golovkin promises war against 'clown' Canelo Alvarez after weigh-in drama

Gennady Golovkin promises war against 'clown' Canelo Alvarez after weigh-in drama

Last year, the pair of world-class middleweights clashed in Las Vegas, Nevada in a tremendous back-and-forth affair.

John Murray, sportsbook manager at the Westgate, said there has been less hype in Las Vegas about the rematch than there was for the first fight, which took place last September, shortly after the megabout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

Then a scheduled rematch in May was canceled when Alvarez failed two voluntary Anti-Doping Association drug tests for the banned performance-enhancing drug clenbuterol.

A rematch between Canelo and Golovkin was subsequently agreed that would have seen the two foes face off on May 5th in a fight perfectly poised to light up boxing's fabled Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Gennady Golovkin is a solid favorite in his rematch with Canelo Alvarez on Saturday in Las Vegas, but the bulk of the early action at sportsbooks, including some of the largest bets, have been on the underdog.

With one less world title on the line, talks between Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler, and Canelo's handler, Oscar De La Hoya, became increasingly ill-tempered in the months that followed - and the fighters followed suit.

Alvarez is 49-1-2 with 34 knockouts in his career.

In the hours leading up to the first fight, a late flurry of money on Golovkin drove his odds to -200 before the bell sounded.

First up, pound-for-pound king and former four-division world champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez makes his eagerly awaited return against experienced Mexican warrior Moises "Moi" Fuentes in a ten-round super flyweight bout.

The Golovkin camp has been relentless in chastising Alvarez for the failed test and postponement of the rematch. Alvarez said he thought he won seven or eight rounds, while Golovkin disagreed. I defeated the weigh-in, now it's time for me to defeat him on Saturday.

As fans, we were happy because we get to see the fight 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".

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

Both fighters comfortably made weight for the 160-pound world title fight.

"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.

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