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Canelo and GGG have two heated staredowns to kick off the first leg of media tour

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On Friday, Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin were in the same room for the first time since 2018, ahead of their trilogy bout on Sept. 17 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for Canelo's undisputed super-middleweight titles, live on DAZN PPV in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand as well as around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan).

The bitter rivals didn't disappoint at the press conference and renewed their rivalry before they even said a word. Before the presser began, Canelo and GGG walked towards one another and met in the middle of the stage. You could cut the tension and animosity with a knife. Neither Alvarez nor Golovkin wanted to give an inch and be the first to blink. Finally, after being face-to-face for over a minute, both moved slightly for camera shots. Still, Canelo and GGG stared intently at each other until they went in separate directions.

When both guys walked to their respective seats to begin the press conference, Alvarez didn't bite his tongue towards his bitter feeling that he was different when they were around each other. 

"He pretends to be a nice guy, but he's not. He's an a—hole," Alvarez said.

Golovkin smiled at Alvarez when the comment was made, but he didn't take the bait and engage in a war of words. Instead, he was complimentary of Alvarez and didn't get why there was such disdain for him.

"I respect him a lot," Golovkin said through an interpreter. "As for him saying it's personal, I really don't understand what he's talking about because after the second fight, we shake hands. I believe we put everything behind us back then. If he says he has still has something against me, it's his problem, not mine."

Alvarez and Golovkin had one final staredown, this time with the former having all four super-middleweight belts with him. The second staredown wasn't as long, but you could still feel the intensity until promoter Eddie Hearn separated them. The second and final stop of the media tour will be on Monday in New York City.

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One final staredown

They went face-to-face one more time at the end of the press conference with all four super-middleweight titles drapped around Canelo. Very heated but didn't last as long as Eddie Hearn separates them to end things.   

Canelo not buying what GGG is talking about

Canelo rebutts by saying that yes they shook hands but then Golovkin started making uncalled for comments towards him.

Respect there for Alvarez

Golovkin says he respects Alvarez for what he's done but he doesn't understand why it's personal for Alvarez. 

GGG not fazed

To Golovkin, this fight isn't personal for him. If it's personal for Alvarez, that's his problem.

A prediction from Canelo

Alvarez vows to finish Golovkin inside the distance.

Canelo thinks GGG is fake

Canelo says GGG is an a—hole and 'talks a lot of s—'. 

It's personal for me

Canelo says this fight is 'personal for me' because Golovkin has said a lot of things. Says he can't wait to be in the ring.

Both guys hate each other

Eddie Hearn says Canelo and GGG don't like each other and will be a heated buildup towards Sept. 17.

Heated face-off

Canelo comes from the left, and GGG comes from the right, and they walk briskly towards one another. 

A heated staredown ensues for over a minute, with an intense look from Alvarez and a stoic look from Golovkin. Neither guy is giving an inch and doesn't want to be the first one to blink. 

They slowly stepped back and turned to the front. Neither showed an interest in looking in front of the camera. Alvarez and Golovkin continued looking at each other until promoter Eddie Hearn led them in separate directions. 

A staredown for the ages. You could feel the animosity between the two.  

GGG in the building

Welcome

Welcome to DAZN's live coverage of the first of two press conferences featuring Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin, ahead of their super-middleweight title clash on Sept. 17 live on DAZN PPV in the U.S. and Canada and around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan). 

Who knows what to expect? So let's sit together and see what goes down.  

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