In the run up to the potential fight of the decade between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, much has been made of the magnitude of this fight.
This is not Canelo’s first big occasion, but it is perhaps the one that will define his legacy the most. Speaking at the fighter’s grand arrival the Mexican warrior expressed his excitement about writing his place in boxing history.
“This is another fight that will go down in history. And I'm very happy to be joined here by all my people,” said the 27-year-old.
“With the promotions and all the back and forth, it's become personal. It's a fight that all the fans and all the media have been waiting for for years.”
Both fighters have promised the fight will live up to expectation and these two rarely disappoint. Alvarez is hoping to continue in that vein and entertain this weekend as well as coming away with the victory: “I will do my part and I will do my best to give you all a beautiful fight.
“The most important thing for me is victory. I always prepare myself to give the best. I want this for my people, my team, for my country. And that's what I'm going to do this Saturday,” he added.
The two-weight World Champion has also built a larger, more muscular physique for this fight, aimed at dishing out more punishment on his Kazakh opponent. “I'm going to go in there and win the fight. I prepared myself for the knockout. Look, anything can happen in this fight. But that's what I've prepared for - to knock him out!”
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