Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) is extremely certain that Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) won't see the twelfth and last round when they crash in the ring. Canelo will challenge Golovkin, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight world titles, amid Mexican Independence Day end of the week on September sixteenth at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The battle will be conveyed by HBO Pay-Per-View. "This battle, I don't see it going twelve rounds," Canelo told TMZ.com. "I can practically promise it won't make the twelve rounds. It will end by knockout.
" Golovkin has just observed the twelfth round on one event – and that occurred in March when he held his titles with a twelve round consistent choice over obligatory challenger Daniel Jacobs at New York's Madison Square Garden. Before that battle, Golovkin had halted 23 adversaries in succession, and just Martin Murray could withstand the discipline until cycle eleven. Most adversaries were overpowered and halted by the mid-route purpose of the challenge.
At 35-years of age, a few spectators don't know whether Golovkin's failure to stop Jacobs was an indication of his age or the way that numerous specialists disparaged the capacity of Jacobs. At just 26-years of age, Canelo has gone the twelve round separation nine times in his long profession. Canelo has halted three of his last five rivals – with ruthless knockout triumphs over Amir Khan, James Kirkland and Liam Smith.
Golovkin will be Canelo's first rival at the full middleweight point of confinement of 160-pounds. In May, Canelo climbed to a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds to effortlessly overwhelm Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. more than twelve rounds. After that battle, some pondered whether Canelo's punching power was missing at the higher weight. He arrived freely and stuck Chavez Jr. with various hard shots – however, he was never ready to shake his Mexican opponent or put him down.