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Canelo Alvarez ready to take the risk to attempt KO against Gennadiy Golovkin on Sep 17

Canelo Alvarez is aiming for a knockout finish on 17th September when he faces longtime adversary Gennadiy Golovkin in their trilogy fight, but also acknowledges the risk that follows along.

After a failed attempt to break into the Light Heavyweight hierarchy against Dmitry Bivol on 7th May, Canelo will be returning to super middleweight to defend his undisputed crown against WBA (Super), IBF and IBO middleweight titleholder Golovkin on 17th September at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin a 'big gift' to boxing fans
Canelo and Golovkin will square off for the third time this 17th September at the T-Mobile Arena. (Image Courtesy: John Locher-AP)

The two have locked horns twice in the past, with Canelo leading the face to face record 1-0. Their first encounter, which took place in September 2017 ended in a split draw and in the rematch that followed a year later, the Mexican won via majority decision.

I’m able to risk something to accomplish what I want: Canelo Alvarez

Despite having gone 24 rounds in the squared circle, neither Canelo nor GGG have been able to truly put a beatdown on one another. Nonetheless, the amount of grudge remains the same, with Golovkin himself pointing out the anger of his nemesis.

Canelo has always spoken about making a stoppage finish in their trilogy and when his promoter Eddie Hearn recently asked him about the risk factors for going for a KO against the Kazakhstani, Canelo admitted that he is aware of the danger but will do the gamble to get what he wishes for.

“He’s a dangerous fighter, he’s a good fighter,” Canelo told Hearn, “But if you want something you need to risk [yourself]. I know that I’m able to risk something to accomplish what I want.”

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“As always I like to respect my opponents. I don’t need to do these kinds of things to sell pay per views. I don’t like it. But this time is different. This is the person I am. I’m not trying to be another person. That’s why I’m acting like this,” he added. [H/T]

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