Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin predict trilogy fight won't go the distance

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Until Friday, Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin hadn't seen each other since their September 2018 rematch which the former won a majority decision to hand the latter his first defeat. 

The bitter rivals didn't greet each other with hugs, kisses, or fist bumps as they had a face-to-face for the ages. They had nearly a two-minute exchange with Alvarez staring a hole through Golovkin, who kept smiling at him. 

Before their undisputed super middleweight championship on Saturday, Sept. 17, 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). Canelo and GGG had the second and last press conference on their media tour on Monday. Alvarez and Golovkin began the festivities as they did three days ago with a highly intense face-to-face. However, this time around, Golovkin wasn't all smiles.

The first two fights have gone the full 12 rounds. However, on Sept. 17, Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) promises that won't be the case and feels he has to win the fight inside the distance. 

"Absolutely (needing to win inside the distance)," Golovkin said.

"I feel very comfortable. He said he wants to destroy me.

"Right now, this is the best fight in boxing. History fight."

Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) was a little bolder in his prediction and wants to leave no doubts in a little less than three months time.

"I'm going to prepare myself 100 percent like a beast," Alvarez said.

"I just want to fight. I wish Sept. 17 was today.

"My goal for this fight is to end inside the distance. I'm strong, more mature, and in my prime right now."

Here is what happened at the second Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 media press conference.


One final staredown

Canelo and GGG didn't disappoint in their final staredown before fight week. But in an unexpected move, they gave a subtle but noticeable nod towards one another before separating.   

GGG along the same line with his rival

GGG says he doesn't want to take the fight the distance considering how the first two were scored.

Canelo gives prediction

Canelo vows to go for the finish. He's a completely different fighter from their first two fights.

He doesn't want the fight to go the distance.

Canelo gives GGG his props

Canelo admits GGG is a dangerous fighter and knows he'll need to take risks to accomplish what he wants.

Canelo is ready for war right now

Canelo says he hates that GGG won't say the comments he's made about him to his face. 

He wishes the fight was today.

Focused Canelo

Canelo cuts off promoter Eddie Hearn saying the animosity is real. 

Says he doesn't need to sell fight when there's no animosity. But this time with GGG is different and that's why he's acting like this.

Will we see the best GGG?

GGG guarantees everyone will see the best Gennadiy Golovkin on Sept. 17.

Victory on GGG's mind

GGG believes every fighter wants to win, especially over a fighter like Canelo. 

GGG not walking back comments

Golovkin says he isn't going to take back his previous comments towards Alvarez. 

Says they will resolve whatever unfinished business they have on Sept. 17

Another heated face-to-face

They go face-to-face yet again. Again, the intensity is there from both guys and not just Alvarez. No smiles this time around from Golovkin. Alvarez inched towards him a couple of times while Golovkin didn't budge. 

Golovkin backed off first as they pose for photo ops.  

Here come the participants

Here comes Canelo and GGG to the stage.


Welcome to DAZN's live coverage of the second Canelo vs. GGG press conference. If Friday's first presser was any indication, we should expect more fireworks. We will have updates and highlights throughout the press conference.

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