Gennady Golovkin has amusing comment about his 'GGG' alter ego

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Thankfully, Canelo-Golovkin is almost upon us, and the fight is at least happening within the acceptable window of peak viability.

The Kazakh star's wife, Alina, gave birth on Friday in Los Angeles just over a week before the IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight clash at the T-Mobile Arena.

After the spectacle that was Mayweather and McGregor, boxing fans finally get to see two of the best boxers now in the sport going toe-to-toe inside of the ring at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

All but four of Golovkin's wins have come by knockout, but Canelo - whose only defeat in 51 previous professional appearances came against Floyd Mayweather Jr - is no stranger to stopping his opponents early. Like it or not, both fighters and judges are affected by the hostility or encouragement of the crowd.

He survived eight fights in his first year as a pro, went the full, brutal 12 rounds at just past his 17 birthday and had completed a staggering 34 bouts while still a teenager. He is one of the most powerful punchers in boxing, pound-for-pound. Even more important than his power is the way he applies it. Golovkin is economical with his punches, with CompuBox finding he lands an average of 27.5 punches/round compared to an all-division average of 16.8.

Brook feels confident that Canelo has the youth, the speed, size and more importantly, punching power, to derail Golovkin. "Initially we saw some sharp support for Alvarez and dipped to as low as -140/+120", Sherman told me.

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Golovkin doesn't have the tools that Canelo has, all he can do is go forward and try to break you down by imposing his will on you.

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Billy Joe Saunders v Willie Munroe Jr is on the same night in London so I'll be interested in seeing that fight as well, with the only other middleweight belt on the line - the WBO.

That Conor McGregor managed to make it into the 10th round against a retired 40-year-old who can't knock real boxers out isn't much to celebrate, unless you're McGregor's accountant.

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