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Now that the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor circus has left town, attention shifts to Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez and their showdown for middleweight boxing supremacy.
For Saunders, there can be no more excuses about motivation after an inactive and frustrating reign as champion.
Canelo Alvarez ready to show 'how a true Mexican fights'
A fighter who is not only undefeated, but never has been knocked down, the 35-year-old Kazakhstani-born pugilist took the boxing realm by storm from his days as an amateur and Olympic silver medalist. (24-0, 13 KOs) and Jorge "Pilon" Lara (29-0-2, 21 KOs) battle in the World Boxing Council (WBC) Title Eliminator to position the victor for a world title shot against WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russel, Jr.
"I feel great. Big thanks to my fans!" said Golovkin.
"The way the Ingles go about their business is second to none". After the fight, Alvarez invited Golovkin into the ring as the early seeds for this weekend's contest were sewn. That alone boosts my confidence by leaps and bounds. If he wants to stand toe-to-toe I will not back down. Willie had his chance (against Golovkin in May, 2015).
In Kazakhstan, the Golovkin vs. Alvarez fight will be aired live by Qazsport and Qazaqstan TV channels on September 17 at 08:50 am Astana time. Oddsmakers in this gambling city have made Golovkin a slight 7-5 favorite, but the fighters themselves say anything could happen. "It's all in his hands now". But this is as much a pick 'em fight as one can ever have. "He took a beating before and if he quit before when there were three belts on the line, he will certainly quit when there's one belt on the line", said Saunders. In the USA, he fought in New York, California and CT so far. "It's a shot at redemption", said Monroe. He didn't need to worry about being smart in the Kell Brook fight because he knew he was too big for Brook. "I'm confident, but everyone can get hurt". Great Britain's Billy Joe Saunders is the WBO king.
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