Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, 49-1-2-(34), says he is motivated by the statements made by WBC/WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, 38-0-1-(34), and will make him pay Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday(Sept 15) night. Golovkin, in response, stated that he is excited to be fighting on the biggest stage and will knock ‘Canelo’ out if he comes to fight as promised.
Speaking during the customary arrivals at the MGM Grand Resort, Alvarez said:"I’m bothered by all the stupid things they’ve been saying. I don’t know which one to laugh about or get angry about at this point. But their statements are all excuses for the loss they will take this Saturday. I have been using all of these statements as motivation for my fight on Saturday. I know that it can be dangerous to go in the ring with a hot head, but I have experience. I know how to use this anger in the ring intelligently. I’m happy for all the support the fans give me, and I will give them a great fight this Saturday."
In response, Golovkin said: "Mexican Independence Day is a huge day for boxing and boxing fans. I am a professional. I am not nervous but I am very excited to be able to defend my titles on a major Mexican national holiday for the third consecutive time. My Mexican fans like true fighters and true heroes. This may be a rematch but it is a different story, a better story, a bigger story. This fight is the biggest level for me, 100%. I am healthy and strong. I had my best training camp. I have the fight I want against the fighter I want and on the biggest stage. Why shouldn’t I be happy? If Canelo gives me a chance and fights like he claims he will, I will knock him out. It is time for the Big Drama Show."