Gennady Golovkin eyeing history against Saul Alvarez

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"It's awesome to be in Las Vegas".

According to CBS Sports, "Saturday's fight represents something far more important to the sport than any carnival sideshow can provide (no matter how entertaining or lucrative said fight turned out to be)".

Golovkin, the unbeaten knockout puncher from Kazakhstan, will defend his middleweight titles against Alvarez, Mexico's biggest boxing star.

Alvarez is a veteran of nine contests in Vegas - nine more than Golovkin has undertaken in the United States' fight capital.

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The 218-second footage features clips of Golovkin in training, but it also shows him relaxing, with plenty of shots of the 35-year-old at Major League Baseball's Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. One thing is for sure: there will be a lot of money coming in on this fight. I've wanted it for a very long time and for the last couple of weeks all I've wanted to do was get into the ring with this guy. "The fight is huge" said Golovkin. I am Gennady Golovkin until I walk into the ring. Alvarez is a former welterweight and super welterweight champion who moved up to a catch weight of 164 pounds for his fight against Chavez.

"I feel great at this age".

Alvarez said: 'I'm excited and happy that the fight is nearly here. I believe the middleweight division will come back. He is the most unsafe opponent of my career, but I'm ready for him and what's next to come.

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