It is a remarkable fact that Golovkin is eight years older than Canelo yet has fought fewer than half as many professional rounds as his opponent.
Apparently, Golovkin had flu in that fight with Kell so was probably not quite himself which is perhaps why he chose to walk through the storm and end the fight as quickly as possible. He can box when he wants to, which he did against David Lemieux tremendously well. Ironically, Alvarez is now the fighter moving up in weight to challenge the heavier champion.
Saul Alvarez is flying the flag for Mexico, a country that loves their boxing.
"We're both going to fight a fight where anybody can win by knockout", Alvarez said. "Seriously, I don't know, just my training every day, I'm just the same", he said. As we get closer to the fight, the main point of conversation has shifted from post-Mayweather-McGregor residue to the big question: who will win? "They would say not this time but maybe after the next fight". Callum Smith is the only top British one I haven't worked with.
Even with his high output, he is one of the most accurate punchers in the sport.
Saunders, 28, makes the second defence of his WBO middleweight title against Willie Monroe Jr in London on Saturday night and is Sky Bet's 4/11 favourite to win the fight, with Monroe Jr 9/4 and the draw 28/1.
"I feel great at this age".
Here's a look at where the money is going from Vegas bookmakers, along with opinions from boxing experts, trainers and my pick for the fight.
Prior to this "super fight" Canelo had been an underdog just once in his career: against the now 50-0 Floyd Mayweather back in 2013, when the Mexican fighter was +235 on the books. I've worked hard for all the opportunities I've been given so I've got a real chance of getting myself into that position.
So many people think Canelo is too small, I don't think so, I believe he will weigh more than GGG on fight night and will break the body down with vicious rips to the midsection and uppercuts to the chin as GGG tries to hit him on the ropes.