By Jordan Ellis
One of boxing’s biggest feuds will soon be settled when Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin meet for a third time.
The first fight ended in a draw, the second was a win for Canelo and now all eyes will be on fight no.3.
And it was during the first encounter that Canelo realised the scale of the task in front of him as he watched Golovkin, also known as GGG, casually eat the same shot that left Amir Khan snoring on the canvas.
In round nine, Canelo caught GGG with a perfect punch but his opponent remained unmoved, and the Mexican even appeared to look slightly worried about the apparent zombie stood in front of him.
The two middleweight champions were hoping to settle the debate about who is the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet when they met in 2017.
Despite the epic Las Vegas fight, fans were left with more questions than answers after the bout was declared a draw.
One thing was certain, though, Golovkin has the best chin in boxing given Canelo is used to people falling when he lands his signature overhand right.
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The middleweight duo re-matched on May 5, 2018, and this time we had a winner.
After a nip-and-tuck 12-round fight, Canelo walked away from the bout with a controversial majority decision victory.
A third fight seemed inevitable and four years later we finally get to see them complete their trilogy.
Alvarez has since conquered the super-middleweight division, beating Caleb Plant, Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith to become the first Mexican undisputed champion in boxing history.
Golovkin has continued to campaign at 160lbs and has beaten Steve Rolls, Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Kamil Szeremeta while also becoming a world champion once again.
GGG put his IBF and IBO titles on the line against the Japanese fighter Ryota Murata and beat him in Japan in April, taking his WBA (Super) title in the process.
His great rival, however, slipped up when he fought Dmitry Bivol for the WBA light heavyweight title in May.
There is a genuine dislike for each other and Canelo has spoken about wanting to retire his Kazakh rival, who turned 40 this year after their third fight.
It will be his 62nd fight, with that loss to Bivol being only the second time in his career he has lost.
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