Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin coming face to face on Friday (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)
By Chris Robinson
On Friday afternoon, Sep. 14, lineal middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez faced off briefly following their weigh-in. And while the face off didn’t last long, you could see the animosity in the air as Alvarez approached Golovkin, only to be restrained moments later as things nearly erupted.
Both men do appear to be in great shape. Golovkin hit the scales weighing 159.6 pounds and was noticeably calm and collected, while Alvarez came in weighing 159.4 pounds moments later.
It was a bit surprising to see Canelo storm at Golovkin, who didn’t even seem to bat an eye honestly. Alvarez has been fired up over the comments made by Golovkin’s camp and it looks like it has gotten under his skin. Never have we seen Canelo act this way at a weigh-in.
Saturday night marks the rematch between these two and it’s one of the year’s biggest events. A year ago the two men faced off inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the same venue for Saturday’s rematch, and this fight will go a long way to determining each man’s legacy in the sport.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com