Both very skilled boxers, it's interesting to observe that the bigger star in this equation, Canelo Alvarez, has fought multiple times in Las Vegas and is Golden Boy Promotions" "Golden Boy", while Golovkin will be fighting his maiden fight in the "Fight Capital of the world'.
The most anticipated match between two boxing greats will happen during the Mexican Independence Day holiday this weekend, fans have been flocking Las Vegas from different places to witness a fight that Golovkin has promised will produce fireworks when they collide at the sold-out T-Mobile Arena.
A victory over Monroe Jr. likely sets Saunders up for a monster unification bout against the victor of Golovkin vs. Alvarez and the 28-year-old's promoter, Frank Warren, suggests that fight could take place before the end of the year. Alvarez's lone defeat came against Mayweather in 2013.
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Golovkin, the favorite to win, comes into the fight 37-0 with 33 wins by knockout.
Where can I watch the fight?
"I am going to give the fans a special fight - a real fight".
Golovkin looked uncomfortable against the movement of Daniel Jacobs in his previous title defence in March and Alvarez believes that he can find cracks in the Kazakh boxer's work. I have seen the interactions between Max and Gennady and at times it is like Max is the older brother.
What are the fighters' records?
The fight with Cotto represents arguably the Mexican's biggest victory and saw him claim the vacant WBC world middleweight title.
Manager Frank Warren has already expressed his desire to align the winners of the two respective middleweight world championship fights in December this year. "I want to box for five years more - maybe until 40", he said. Golovkin, who speaks limited English, backed his comments up with a tweet warning Alvarez what was yet to come.