Canelo vs GGG: Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin weigh-in as tempers almost boil over in Las Vegas

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GENNADY GOLOVKIN promised a ‘special war’ when he clashes with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez after the pair successfully made weight in Las Vegas.

The middleweight pair were both comfortably inside the 11st 6lb middleweight limit at Friday’s weigh in at the T-Mobile Arena.

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin came face to face at their weigh-in in Las Vegas
Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin came face to face at their weigh-in in Las Vegas
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The face off did not last too long as the camps started pushing and shoving
The face off did not last too long as the camps started pushing and shoving
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Around 1,000 fans crammed into the venue to watch both fighters finally hit the scales after months of verbal sparring.

But they almost came to blows on the stage when they posed for their first head-to-head photograph of fight week.

Canelo’s team seemed to take exception to Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez coming between the pair.

But security were on hand to ensure there was no early violence between the feuding camps.

And WBA and WBC middleweight king Golovkin, who weighed in at 159.6lbs says it will be worth the wait when the duo finally collide.

He said: “This is like a big gift for boxing fans.