Early betting action favors underdog Canelo Alvarez vs. favorite Gennady Golovkin

GGG v Canelo

The two leading middleweights battled to a 12-round draw last September in an exciting bout that most pundits believed Golovkin won.

"Everywhere, biceps, stomach, pretty much all over his body you could see injection marks".

A bout that was a thriller first time round.

"I'm very bothered and I'm angry at their accusations, but I will utilize it in my favor because I have experience in this", Alvarez said.

A positive test by Alvarez for clenbuterol forced the rematch to be postponed from May.

The courageous Armenian lasted all of four minutes and 53 seconds before being clobbered into submission as Golovkin made a statement to his rivals in the division with yet another imposing knockout. "But I'm going in there to knock him out".

Whilst the selection of judges remained a hot topic during the negotiations for the rematch, both fighters have promised the scorecards won't be needed this time around, with both looking to cement their status as the world's best with a fearsome knockout. But it was a tough, competitive matchup that delivered in other ways even without a victor at the end.

"I remember the first fight was not flawless for me or him".

Armed with an iron chin, he will be hoping to add Canelo's name to the list of fighters he has felled inside the distance by inflicting the first knockout defeat of his rival's career.

The 2004 Olympic silver medallist, (38-0-1, 34 knockouts), has repeatedly accused his Mexican opponent of doping, raising the temperature in Las Vegas this week by voicing his suspicions again. It's one he's envisioned nightly in bed as he goes over scenarios that will help him win. But the fighters declined to hold a joint news conference when the new deal was finished, and they declined to go on a media tour or stand face to face at the final prefight news conference Wednesday.

Who are you expecting to emerge victorious this time around, Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez?

The most popular fighter in his native Mexico, Alvarez has taken a hit from some of his rabid fans both for testing positive and for not fighting more aggressively. He was given a six-month suspension that ended August 17.

Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez hopes he does just that.

In what is already being billed as a potential fight of the century, both Golovkin and Alvarez have been extremely vocal in the build-up to the clash about the other fighter, as well as how they see the fight planning out. Their first encounter is shrouded in controversy.

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