Lamar Jackson has been sensational this season, compiling 1,010 total yards and eight touchdowns while leading the No. 14 Cardinals to road wins against Purdue and North Carolina.
Gennady Golovkin downplayed the significance of the fight’s location, but acknowledged that Saturday is indeed the zenith of a career that started in his native Kazakhstan.
There are high hopes this potential fight of the year between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will be remembered for a long time and possibly produce the latest boxing trilogy.
Bryan Salmond, Ed Graney and Gilbert Manzano go over Wednesday’s highlights from the Canelo vs “GGG” press conference and make their predictions for Saturday’s fight.
It appears those involved with what could prove to be one of the sport’s all-time classics in Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin have finally moved on and stopped condemning something of which they had absolutely no connection.
Trainer Abel Sanchez is no stranger to the spotlight. He guided Hall of Famer Terry Norris to stardom in the 1980s and 1990s, and worked with several other champions before aligning in 2010 with Gennady Golovkin.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is eight years younger than Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, but that wasn’t evident Tuesday when the two middleweights made their arrivals at the MGM Grand lobby.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was viewed as Floyd Mayweather’s toughest challenger when the two boxing stars met at the MGM Grand Garden Arena four years ago.
When Saturday’s 11 a.m. deadline to enter the Westgate SuperContest expired, there were a record 2,748 entries — an increase of 48 percent over last year’s record of 1,854.