Golovkin v Canelo: Ticket information for Sept 16 showdown

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"I know for a fact that what you have seen from Gennady has been unbelievable and what you have seen from Canelo has been incredible".

Golovkin and Canelo battle for WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight supremacy on September 16.

Canelo, seated next to Golden Boy Promotions chief Oscar De La Hoya, appeared alongside Gennady Golovkin at the plush Landmark London Hotel in Marylebone on Monday (19 June) for the opening United Kingdom leg of an global press tour to promote the duo's eagerly-anticipated middleweight title clash at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on 16 September.

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has issued a stinging rebuke to Billy Joe Saunders, claiming that he did not even recognise his middleweight rival after he gatecrashed a recent press conference.

"I never really studied him, when we were talking about maybe fighting him before I studied maybe a couple of rounds but I never really studied him".

Saunders wants to fight the victor, but Golovkin is unimpressed after talks to face the Briton have previously stalled.

"I'm Mexican and he's trained by a Mexican (Abel Sanchez) and the fans are in for a treat".

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Golovkin vs Alvarez is the most in demand, and potentially richest, fight since Floyd Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in 2015 and so BoxNation's ability to defeat Sky in the bidding process represents a major coup for the broadcaster. I know him, he's the best.

In reference to Saunders" heavily overweight appearance, even though he was supposed to make a a now-cancelled defence of his WBC belt in less than a fortnight, Canelo replied: "I didn't even recognise you.

Golovkin says: 'The public understands the difference between a true fight and a money show.

Further quizzed by IBTimes UK if Saunders' antagonistic approach was the right or wrong way to go about getting a fight against him, Canelo responded: "I can promise you this: with one hand tied behind my back and my eyes closed, I'll be able to beat him".

"Saunders is a amusing guy but he talks too much", Golovkin insisted. "He is a boxer, he's not promotions", Golovkin told reporters when asked if he recognised Saunders. There are fights that are hard and there are fights that are tough, and this will be a tough fight.

Both boxers have a high knockout ratio and Golovkin's last fight, against American Daniel Jacobs in March, was the first time he had been taken the distance since 2008.

He and both boxers are confident that if it comes to a financial pay-per-view the public will watch this event rather than Floyd Mayweather's "showbiz" comeback against UFC star Conor McGregor three weeks earlier on the Vegas Strip.