WATCH: Canelo Alvarez Wets the Entire Gym Floor With His Sweat While Cutting Weight for GGG Trilogy

Published 09/13/2022, 8:36 AM EDT

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Canelo Alvarez gave a glimpse of what is going to come on September 17 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas against long-time rival Gennady Golovkin. He shared a post on social media showing how much he sweated to meet the weight for the trilogy battle.


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The Mexican superstar filmed a brief video after a heavy training session. In the video, he squeezed his trousers to release the sweat that made the entire gym floor wet while a towel remained on his shoulder.


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While doing this, he passed a few remarks in his native language, which were hard to catch. In the caption, he mentioned, “Happy Fight week.”

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The undisputed super middleweight champion is coming out of a loss. This has made him more dangerous like an injured lion. He faced Bivol at 175lbs so before going into the ring, he has to bring his weight to 168lbs because GGG is challenging him for his undisputed title. This is why he is working a lot to cut his weight which is the first and utmost important requirement of the fight.

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Before this Canelo and GGG had met twice. Both times, they fought at 160 lbs. This is the first time in his entire career when GGG is going up in weight class to meet Canelo.


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The highly anticipated battle has an interesting context. The first time they met was in 2017. Till then, the Kazakh legend was holding a perfect record. But it changed when he met Canelo. The fight was too close and ended in a controversial decision, which led to their rematch in 2018.

This fight also went for 12 rounds. GGG did great but Canelo emerged victorious.

Since then, GGG is demanding a third fight to finally decide who is the ultimate champ.


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Written by:

Abhishek Singh


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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.
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Ankit Sharma