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Canelo vs. GGG LA Press Conference


Mexican superstar Ring Magazine middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and undisputed middleweight world champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan made their final stop of their press conference tour Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles at the Avalon Hotel in Hollywood. The two will square off in the biggest fight in boxing on Saturday September 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay per view.

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez:

"This is going to be a very tough fight against Golovkin. There are fights that are difficult, and this is one of them. I'm going to prepare like I always do at 100 percent,"

"I'm happy we are giving the fans the fight they wanted and demanded on September 16 as that is a great motivation to me. This is a very important fight to all of Mexican fans, and I am going to train as hard as I always do,"

Gennady "GGG" Golovkin:

"This press tour has been going great, I've been waiting 20 years to be in a fight like this. Canelo is a different guy than anyone I have every faced. He is a huge fighter and a great champion. On September 16, we will both put on a great boxing show,"

Oscar De La Hoya

"Canelo vs. Golovkin is the type of fight that deserves the spotlight and we are getting that. I am pleased to debut a film, 'I Am Boxing' highlighting the middleweight division leading up to this historic showdown with Canelo and Gennady, and I am very proud to have been an executive producer on the film,"

"On September 16, Canelo vs. Golovkin will deliver and then some. This is a real middleweight fight between two fighters who have been boxing their entire lives and something the fans really called for, and I believe will end in a knockout."

GGG Promotions Tom Loeffler:

"There has been such a great response to this fight, and it doesn't get any bigger than this with the two best middleweights fighting each other," "These two superstars have a huge international fan base and when you put them both together-the event becomes much bigger. It was harder to make the deal secret than it was to keep it-everyone was taken by surprise and social media was really trending," "When the training camp video comes out, the hype will keep building and building once everyone sees these fighters in their prime. Team Gennady feels very confident as does Canelo-both fighters wouldn't take the fight if they thought they wouldn't win,"

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