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24/7: Canelo-Golovkin (Episode 1)

HBO releases the full first installment of it’s acclaimed 24/7 series focusing on Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.

In case you missed the debut installment of 24/7: Canelo-Golovkin because you were caught up in the Mayweather-McGregor extravaganza, HBO has released the first full installment for the world to see.

This first episode focuses on tracing the roots of both Canelo and Golovkin, starting with a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico where Canelo’s oldest brother tells the story of putting the gloves on Canelo for the first time. His brother then talks about what made him bring Canelo to trainers Chepo and Eddie Reynoso, who have been in Canelo’s corner ever since.

Shortly after we take a trip across the globe to Karaganda, Kazakhstan, the hometown of local legend Gennady Golovkin. Golovkin jokes (or not so much) about being a local bully in the streets of Karaganda, where he and his twin brother says street fights were commonplace. Golovkin then brings us to the gym where he first started boxing, and introduces us to his first trainer who still works at the gym with local kids. Golovkin says nothing has changed in the gym since he went there as a child, except for the timid children who were too afraid to spar for rounds with him.

Check out the full episode above!

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