Gennady Golovkin says he is “100 per cent ready” for his most difficult fight yet against Canelo Alvarez in September.
The world’s top two middleweights faced off in London on Monday at the start of a promotional tour to publicise their September 16 contest.
And a respectful Golovkin told he is anticipating a night of high drama when he defends his IBF, WBC and WBA ‘super’ titles in Las Vegas.
“This is the biggest challenge, the biggest fight of my career,” the unbeaten Kazakh said. “I’m very excited.
“It’s a huge fight for us, not just for us I think for everybody. Right now there’s an amazing reaction – people understand it’s a huge fight.
“I believe he’s ready 100 per cent. I promise I’m ready 100 per cent, too. This is a big, dramatic fight because he is a huge fighter, I’m a champion. This is a big gift to people.”
Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler said: “It’s on. This is the fight the fans wanted, a throwback fight in the middleweight division.
“Both guys have a very high ring IQ, but they have the type of style where they come forward. They’re not going to be dancing, they’ll be coming right at each other.
“I think this match-up rivals some of the best middleweight classics.”