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Canelo Golovkin 2 Kickoff Press Conference

The must anticipated rematch is on once again as Lineal and Ring Magazine middleweight world champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight world champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan met face to face Tuesday evening at the Microsoft Square LA Live in Los Angeles to officially announce their rematch. Canelo Golovkin 2 will take place Saturday Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay per view.

Here is what the fighters and their camps had to say

Team Canelo

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez:

“He has a good punch but nothing out of this world,”

“I felt I won the first fight. This fight will determine who the better fighter was,”

“We are 2 pros and we don’t have to talk smack. Yes we want the knock each other out and we don’t have to sell it that way. I want the knockout,”

“You said you would knock him out me out in 6 rounds. You promised your fans you would knock me out and you let them down,”

Oscar De la Hoya:

“This fight is so special. The first fight was a great and come 5 de Mayo we will see it again. I believe Canelo will knock him out,”

“The second fight is so exciting both have to change their strategies it will be explosive,”

Eddie Reynoso:

“After the first fight we were convinced that Saul did enough to win but the judges saw it differently. Cinco de Mayo, Saul will win by KO. We will leave no doubt,”

Jose "Chepo" Reynoso:

“Saul and GGG need to talk with their fist. Let’s stop with the trash talk,”

Team Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin:

“The first fight was a great experience. This fight is a new fight,”

“I have a great opponent in Canelo. Thanks for those who support me all I want is the next fight,”

“If you want to watch me win. I welcome you all to the fight on May 5th,”

Tom Loeffler:

“We know Canelo has a warrior heart. It will be a war. Canelo thinks he won and Gennady thinks he won. This will be explosive,”

“We saw Gennady win 8 rounds to four. Gennady was going forward we have respect for Canelo for being one of the first fighters to go 12 rounds with Gennady,”

Abel Sanchez:

“Everyone here knows who won the first fight,”

“I hope Canelo is aggressive the second time,”

“We don’t have to do anything different. All he has to do is train the way we did the first time, go in there and win,”

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