Golovkin (37-0, 33 knockouts) has been established as a 2-1 favorite over Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 knockouts) in a bout that was several years in the making. Right now I feel great.
"I am very excited to be finally fighting in Las Vegas, but I am more excited that it is against Canelo".
"This is a fight the people have waited for a long time, and I think it's of the same calibre and quality".
But if you want what's going to be the best fight of the year, that's probably happening Saturday night when Canelo Alavarez fights Gennady Golovkin - aka GGG. Golovkin is the harder hitter but Alvarez has a speed advantage.
When pondering specific match-ups in boxing, either between two active fighters or ones of a mythical nature, very few pairings truly give fans what many insiders call "the butterfly" effect. Canelo told BoxNation that he is ready to fight and will grab the Kazakh middleweight kings WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO world titles. "It is a fight for history", said Golovkin.
Monroe, from NY, refused to be drawn into trash talk but is hoping Golovkin beats Alvarez so he can have a re-match.
"Let me repeat - this is a fight boxing can be proud of".
The issue big fight promoters are running into though are with Facebook Live, Periscope and YouTube Live.
While those in each fighters' camps have claimed they foresee their guy wearing down the other and dealing the loser his first knockdown - Alvarez has said he's dreamed nightly of such an outcome - the more likely scenario is that neither man yields.
Whatever happens, it promises to be a show-stopping night in Sin City, and we've taken a look at some of the best Opta facts ahead of what will surely go down in the annals as one of the all-time epic contests. Both will make millions of dollars in a fight that holds risks - and plenty of rewards - for both of their careers. "I wish it was an hour to the fight instead of having to wait until tomorrow". In follow up to the Mayweather vs McGregor showdown, the the "GGG vs Canelo" bout is proclaimed as a "real fight".