Reasons for the delay ranged from Alvarez not wanting the fight, to Oscar De La Hoya not wanting to risk his golden goose losing, to De La Hoya wanting his star client having enough time in building his body up for the grind of the 160-pound division.
Both fighters have championship pedigree and have been fighting for the about the same amount of time.
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At least Alvarez won't have to worry about Triple G coming at him on Saturday night in the unbeaten Kazakh's 20successive title fight. There is some truth to this: Canelo has undoubtedly impressed with a slew of sickening knockouts, firmly establishing himself as one of the sport's genuinely elite fighters; on the other hand, the seemingly invincible Golovkin has shown glimpses of fallibility against Kell Brook (barely) and Daniel Jacobs (more significantly). People had grown exhausted of Mayweather's act and felt Alvarez, then 23, would be the guy to knock him off the top of the mountain.
All but four of Golovkin's wins have come by knockout, but Canelo - whose only defeat in 51 previous professional appearances came against Floyd Mayweather Jr - is no stranger to stopping his opponents early.More news: World XI make it 1-1
I don't believe that Canelo can trade with Golovkin and come out on top or untouched.
Alvarez will fight for the eighth time around Mexican Independence Day (September 16) and is 6-1 in those fights.
"It's wonderful to be in Las Vegas".
"On Friday he got a call about 12 that she was going to the hospital and I told him to go home but he said, "No we are going to train at 3pm". Abel Sanchez, GGG's trainer, makes no secret that his front footed fight blueprint will not change for the superfight.