Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Golovkin: To Win is Like History Fight, Like Leonard vs. Hagler

Golovkin: To Win is Like History Fight, Like Leonard vs. Hagler

There are many who predict the fight will be an instant classic, and Khan is one of them.

"I can assure you that I will do my part and I will do my best to give you all a lovely fight. I can't wait to get in the ring on the 16th".

Massive battles in the past featuring some of the divisions big names have inspired Golovkin to seek out the biggest test possible and Canelo will provide just that at the T-Mobile Arena this Saturday night.

"That's why we prepared, and also to give the fans a handsome fight", Canelo said. Thankfully, Canelo-Golovkin is almost upon us, and the fight is at least happening within the acceptable window of peak viability. In this case, the two best at middleweight just happen to be two of the most popular fighters in the entire sport. Canelo would go on to lose that fight by majority decision, which is to this day his only competitive loss.

'I want to win this fight because for me this win will be like a history fight, like Leonard vs. Hagler, ' Golovkin said.

"Right off the top, the interest for me is it's a huge fight".

"This is without doubt the boxing event of 2017, and I am delighted that Nicola has the chance to showcase her skills on such a huge bill", added Adams' promoter Frank Warren. The story - in the middleweight division, it's a long story. I remember a lot of great champions, like Carlos Monzon, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Bernard Hopkins.

"It's great to be fighting three-minute rounds again as this made a big difference in Leeds and I'm hoping for a similar outcome this time".

Forget the procession that was Mayweather vs McGregor - this could be the most thrilling middleweight contest in decades.

Canelo v Golovkin is live on Saturday night on BoxNation Box Office.

Like this: