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.


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


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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.


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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.


GGG came in at 159.6lbs, comfortably inside the 160lb limit
GGG came in at 159.6lbs, comfortably inside the 160lb limit
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Canelo was a touch lighter than his opponent at 159.4lbs
Canelo was a touch lighter than his opponent at 159.4lbs
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“This is going to be a special war. I always promise a big drama show and this one is no different.

“I’m not nervous. I am very experienced, I have great experience from the first fight.

“I’m not nervous, I’m a professional athlete.

“Maybe 20 years ago I had nerves but not now. Right now, I’m very excited.”

Canelo will be hoping for victory on Mexican Independence Day
Canelo will be hoping for victory on Mexican Independence Day
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Canelo, who has only just returned from a six-month drugs ban, was marginally lighter than his rival – tipping the scales at 159.4lbs.

He said: “I’m ready to put on a show for all the Mexican people.

“I expect the best Golovkin, I expect him to be in the best shape so there will be no excuses.”