Gennady Golovkin vows to put record straight against Saul 'Canelo' Álvarez

Gennady Golovkin finally reaps benefits of years of hard work

TMZ caught up with Saul Canelo Alvarez for a translated interview in light of his rematch with Gennady Golovkin on Saturday.

The two were initially schedule for a May 5 rematch, but it had to be canceled because Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance twice.

The controversy surrounding the fight has been well publicized after Canelo failed a drugs test earlier this year pushing back the original rematch date.

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

A stony-faced Alvarez meanwhile claimed a psychological victory.

"I'm bothered by all the stupid things they've been saying and I've been using it as motivation in my training for this fight. I'm angry, but I'm going to use it in my favor for this fight". Golovkin weighed 159.6 pounds and Alvarez weighed 159.4.

In their first meeting, Alvarez fought cagily, deftly slipping away on the ropes and consistently circling to the left to avoid the Kazakh's fearsome jab. Prior to the fight it was questioned whether Golovkin could get fair treatment in Las Vegas and the scorecards seemed to prove that, with one judge, Adalaide Byrd... I defeated the weigh-in, now it's time for me to defeat him on Saturday.


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

Sanchez has rarely wasted an opportunity to goad Alvarez's camp during the build-up, effectively daring the Mexican to adopt a more aggressive approach.

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.

An ill-tempered confrontation before several thousand fans at the T-Mobile Arena saw a minor scuffle after the two fighters came together after stepping on the scales. "He would have got knocked out the first time, but he decided to make it a track meet".

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.

"I think this fight could be it".

At 36 years old, Golovkin remains a ferocious operator who prides himself on a delivering a ruthless style of front-foot boxing that has seen him become one of the sport's most exciting names.

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