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Gennady Golovkin: Fight with Canelo is one ‘boxing can be proud of’

Gennady Golovkin is ready for a tough night with Canelo Alvarez.

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Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 34 KO) is coming off of arguably the toughest fight of his pro career against Daniel Jacobs, and he’s preparing for another hard outing on September 16, when he faces Canelo Alvarez.

Here’s what GGG had to say at his media workout:

"This is a fight boxing can be proud of. It is boxing's biggest fight. It is a fight for history. It is a real Mexican fight. Everyone will remember this fight. Canelo is No. 1 in Mexico, a country known for great fighters. He is very special."

"Canelo has looked good and looked strong in his last few fights. That is why we have worked so hard in training camp. We have worked on new things. This is my biggest fight. I worked hard to become of champion of the world. I worked hard with Abel to stay champion of the world."

"This is our Mexican Independence Day holiday weekend gift to boxing and to boxing fans. The fans have been asking for this fight for years. We are going to give a great battle. I am very excited to be finally fighting in Las Vegas, but I am more excited that it is against Canelo. The energy will be off the charts. Let me repeat -- this is a fight boxing can be proud of."

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