In the months since that long-awaited announcement was made, both fighters have undoubtedly left no stone unturned and have given their all in their respective training camps for this fight, with motivation surely at an all-time high now that the glory fight, which has been mooted for years, is finally coming to fruition.
"It's wonderful to be in Las Vegas".
Alvarez has risen from the backstreets of his Mexican hometown to the top of his sport. "The fight is huge" said Golovkin. You just have to deal with it, but I'm more motivated now than I have ever been in my career.
So what scenario will it be this weekend: Alvarez or Golovkin getting rattled by their opponent's punching power; both showing respect for each other's punching power; or both showing too much respect?
He added: "I am a big middleweight and don't want to give my advantage away, but there is not a super-middleweight that I fear". There were moments in that fight where he looked to be struggling.
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"I'm going to go in there and win the fight". Golovkin, 35, goes into the fight with a 37-0 record and 33 of his victories have come via knockout.
Nobody in boxing cuts off the ring like Gennady Golovkin. In fact, one can argue that the delay has only made it feel like a bigger event, allowing Alvarez's elite skill set at age 27 to catch up with his huge popularity. However, Canelo is now on a seven-fight win streak, which began following his loss against Mayweather Jr and has seen him mature and improve, with four of those victories coming inside the distance and the other three going the full 12 rounds, something Alvarez has a lot more experience in.
Should the victor of the fight do so in a demonstrative and impressive way, the reward could be more than simply identification as the best middleweight in the world - in this case, the victor could find himself being declared the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world.
"On Friday he got a call about 12 that she was going to the hospital and I told him to go home but he said, "No we are going to train at 3pm".
"It's very interesting for me".