Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (38-0, 34 KOs), the unified and undisputed best middleweight champion of the world from Karaganda Kazakhstan, made his grand entrance in Las Vegas today.
His opponent, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2), from Mexico, who tested positive twice for a substance called Clenbutrol after the first fight, and caused a delay in the rematch, and was only given a six-month suspension, also made his entrance to the Sin City.
The fight will be held on Mexican Independence Day, this Saturday, September at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas which will be on HBO Pay-Per View starting at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
GGG finally will be getting his chance to make things right after getting robbed by the Judges the last time but a chance to make history by breaking Bernard Hopkins record of 20 consecutive defenses of the 160-pound championship titles. GGG's defenses have been against different fighters as opposed to Hopkin's, who went against Antwun Echols twice and Robert Allen three times.
GGG is the longest-reigning active world champion in Boxing and one of the greatest middleweight champions of the 21st Century.
The undercard will feature Jaime Munguia (30-0, 25 KO's), the new WBO Junior Middleweight Champion in his first defense against the Canadian contender Brandon "Bad Boy" Cook (20-1, 13 KO's). Munguia is already being compared as the next GGG, after his TKO of Sadam Ali and his big win over Liam Smith.