Gennady Golovkin, the undefeated World Middleweight Champion can’t weight to return to the ring at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on September 15 for his rematch against No. 1 contender and former WBC middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs), of Guadalajara, Mexico, on Mexican Independence Day.
Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, boxing’s longest-reigning world champion (since 2010), stepped on the scale today and weighed 168.3 lbs. – well below the 176 lbs. limit -- for his WBC-mandated 30-day weigh-in. Golovkin’s 30-day weigh-in took place at The Summit, Golovkin’s high altitude training camp in Big Bear Lake, Calif.
“Gennady is always in shape. No excuses,” said trainer Abel Sanchez. “Gennady is a professional and he treats his world championship reign as a professional whether he is in training or not. That’s why he has been a world champion since 2010.”
“One thing you can count on with Gennady, he saves the big drama show for the fight not for training camp,” said Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter.“He is already at the WBC’s seven-day weight limit (168 lbs). Gennady pressed the action in his first fight against Canelo, out-landing Canelo in 10 of the 12 rounds they fought. This time around, Gennady is determined to out-land him in every round for as long as the fight lasts.”