Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez touch down in Las Vegas
- Gennady Golovkin faces Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Las Vegas on Saturday
- The pair will fight for the WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight belts held by Golovkin
- Golovkin and Alvarez landed in Vegas and have been further promoting the fight
- 35-year-old Golovkin boasts a 37-0 undefeated record to Alvarez’s 51-1
- The holder of the belts has predicted the fight to last no longer than one round
The next installment of what has been a truly manic year for boxing is about to begin as Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez arrive in Las Vegas.
The upcoming showdown – on September 16 – will see the pair fight for WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight title belts held by GGG at the T-Mobile Arena, and has been named the ‘Supremacy’, setting the tone before a punch has even been thrown.
One third of the belts being contested – Golovkin’s WBC title – is a familiar friend to Canelo, who held it before vacating due to strict deadlines for his clash with GGG, which was originally proposed for May 17.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin have landed in Las Vegas ahead of title fight
Golovkin will be defending the WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight championship belts
Despite the delay in the bout, the pair have now moved one step closer to the ring after they touched down in Sin City on Tuesday.
Golovkin proudly paraded through Vegas with his belts held above his head, while Canelo appeared to be taking in the occasion.
The Mexican was pictured posing with his coaching team and trying a pair of sunglasses on for the fans gathering to get a glimpse of the boxing giants.
The pair appeared on the streets of Sin City to further promote Saturday’s match-up
GGG v CANELO: TALE OF THE TAPE
Height: 5ft 10in
Height: 5ft 9in
Golovkin, who has eight years on his opponent, boasts an unbeaten record which has seen him only fail to knock out an opponent on four occasions.
The Kazakh has already predicted his opponent’s demise. The 35-year-old believes it will only take him one round to silence Alvarez for good.
‘I need maybe one round. I have a couple of new ideas,’ Golovkin said. ‘Maybe he’s heavier. Maybe he’s slower right now. I know my job, I know my work.’
Canelo, however, is no easy customer having failed to win just two of his staggering 51 professional fights.
Canelo was pictured with his coaching team ahead of his 52nd professional bout
The 27-year-old has a professional boxing record of 51-1, while Golovkin is 37-0