Will we finally find out who the real best boxer in the world is this Saturday night when Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez square off?
Or will we once again be forced to be satisfied with a draw?
Last year, Golovkin and Alvarez battled for 12 rounds in a back-and-forth affair from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After the action concluded, the result was mixed, as the three judges combined to award it a draw. A rematch was booked for this past May, but Alvarez failed a drug test and it was scrapped.
Golovkin, also known as GGG, went on to fight and win easily, and with the sides coming together to agree on a new date, the rematch was booked once again.
Now, after weeks of preparation and day after day of media work, we have arrived at fight night between the 38-0-1 Golovkin and the 49-1-2 Alvarez.
Both men enter with 34 career knockouts to their respective career, and both would like nothing more than adding the other to that list and walking out of the same building that left them feeling empty a year ago.
Golovkin has the longest active unified championship reign in all of boxing with five consecutive defenses. Born in the Soviet Union, the 36-year-old captured silver at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Known for his incredible ability to work his punches, Golovkin once won 23 consecutive bouts via knockout from 2008 to 2017. In almost 400 career fights, GGG has never been knocked out.
Alvarez, just 28 years old, has held titles in both the light middleweight and middleweight divisions. He was champion in both at the same time in 2016 and 2017.
While Golovkin is a calculated striker, Alvarez attacks with his counter-punching abilities, especially to the body. All six of his brothers also went into boxing, with Rigoberto Alvarez winning the interim WBA title.
The middleweight belts are not the only ones up for grabs, as Jaime Mugnuia defends his junior middleweight crown against Brandon Cook in the co-main event.
In the U.S., the fight will air via several different sources including all major cable and satellite providers for $84.99 in HD via HBO PPV. Also, FITE TV and Ring TV will be streaming the card, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Canelo Vs. GGG Predictions
Gennady Golovkin over Canelo Alvarez via split decision
Jaime Munguia over Brandon Cook via decision
David Lemieux over Gary O’Sullivan via seventh round TKO
Roman Gonzalez over Moises Fuentes via decision