That said, Golovkin's gift will make things hard for Alvarez, as he can ruin a fight strategy by hurting his opponents early with one of the sharpest jabs in the business.
But on Saturday, Sept. 16, T-Mobile Arena in Vegas will host an even bigger match as Canelo vs. GGG is an epic middleweight clash.
You don't carry an 89 percent KO rate without employing an aggressive style in the ring.
We know that, but perhaps outside of that fact some are suggesting that Canelo Alvarez as the younger man now boxing in a weight class that he should have been in long ago, could actually be the physically stronger of the two.
Both very skilled boxers, it's interesting to observe that the bigger star in this equation, Canelo Alvarez, has fought multiple times in Las Vegas and is Golden Boy Promotions" "Golden Boy", while Golovkin will be fighting his maiden fight in the "Fight Capital of the world'.
"When I was born, all of the fear had already been given out", he said through a translator, per The Guardian's Bryan Armen Graham.
"I'm so excited about this fight".
Alvarez is 49-1-1 with 34 knockouts to his name, his lone loss coming to Mayweather in 2013, when he was still relatively inexperienced. Oddsmakers in this gambling city have made Golovkin a slight 7-5 favorite, but the fighters themselves say anything could happen. "I'm a counter puncher, and I like to fight".
Golovkin, 35, and Alvarez, 27, are recognized as the best middleweights in the division and Saunders thinks the champion will prevail this weekend.
Golovkin puts his host of middleweight belts on the line, and Canelo has promised to achieve what no man has come close to doing and knock the Kazakh out.
Golovkin trudged on, knocking former welterweight champion Kell Brook last September and winning by unanimous decision over former 160-pound titleholder Daniel Jacobs in March. "I am the boss, not Canelo". There's plenty at stake going into Saturday's bout, the least of which isn't the crown for arguably the best active boxer on the planet.