A year later, Golovkin, Alvarez meet with bad intentions

A year later, Golovkin, Alvarez meet with bad intentions

A year later, Golovkin, Alvarez meet with bad intentions

A positive test by Alvarez for clenbuterol forced the rematch to be postponed from May.

Canelo has contended that the failed drugs test was due to contaminated meat he ingested by accident in his home country of Mexico.

Despite two judges scoring the fight extremely closely - 114-114 and 113-115 in favour of Golovkin - judge Adalaide Byrd's scorecard of 118-110 in favour of Alvarez had many fans and pundits alike questioning the validity and reliability of the adjudicating.

"Those are the excuses that they are making because of what is coming on Saturday, which is a loss for them".

In the hours leading up to the first fight, a late flurry of money on Golovkin drove his odds to -200 before the bell sounded.

"I got excited and motivated by the fans", Alvarez said through an interpreter. "It's kind of disappointing, because I think this is probably going to be the best fight boxing is going to put on this year".

Kazakh fighter Golovkin, the defending WBA, WBC and IBO champion, weighed in slightly heavier at 159.6 pounds (72.4 kgs).

Yet while Alvarez was able to frustrate Golovkin, he did little in the way of meaningful damage.

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This time around, Golovkin plans to leave nothing to chance, promising to take the decision out of the judge's hands by winning inside the distance.

"I just want him (Alvarez) to do what he says he will do and try for a knockout", said Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez.

Sanchez has rarely wasted an opportunity to goad Alvarez's camp during the build-up, effectively daring the Mexican to adopt a more aggressive approach. "But I'm going in there to knock him out".

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"He's promised the fans he's going to knock him out but in order to do that you have to be in range and then it gets risky", Sanchez said. But the fighters declined to hold a joint news conference when the new deal was finished, and they declined to go on a media tour or stand face to face at the final prefight news conference Wednesday.

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At 36 years old, Golovkin remains a ferocious operator who prides himself on a delivering a ruthless style of front-foot boxing that has seen him become one of the sport's most exciting names.

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