Canelo Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin make weight for Saturday’s showdown

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Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin Golovkin on Friday made weight for Saturday’s pay-per-view fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the third installment of their trilogy but the first at super middleweight.

Alvarez weighed 167.4 pounds, .6 below the division limit. Golovkin came in at 167.8.

Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) will be defending his undisputed championship after moving back down in weight after losing a decision to 175-pound champ Dmitry Bivol in May.

Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) will be fighting as a full fledged super middleweight for the first time. He has never weighed more than 163 for any fight.

The weigh-in took place before a few thousand fans — the vast majority of whom support the Mexican star — in front of the arena on Mexican Independence Day weekend.

The fighters were interviewed after the formal portion of weigh-in.

Golovkin was asked about the pro-Alvarez crowd. He responded by wishing the fans a happy Independence Day but then added: “If you’re a real fan, you know who the real champion is.”

Triple-G was also asked whether he saw anything different in Alvarez’s eyes during the final stare down before the fight. He said no.

Alvarez was asked about Golovkin’s response.

“So perhaps he saw nothing new in my eyes. What he needs to see will take place in the ring tomorrow,” he said through a translator.

Alvarez also reiterated that his goal is end their series with a knockout. They fought to a disputed draw in 2017 and Alvarez won a majority decision the following year.

“That’s what I want,” he said. “It won’t be easy. He’s a great fighter. But I want to finish it within 12 rounds.”

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