Golovkin jabs at 'clown' Canelo at weigh

Gennady Golovkin punching Canelo Alvarez

Gennady Golovkin punching Canelo Alvarez

An ill-tempered confrontation before several thousand fans at the T-Mobile Arena saw a minor scuffle after the two fighters came together after stepping on the scales.

Instead, some controversial scorecards were read out en-route to a Majority Draw decision.

A year ago, this was the biggest fight in the world. However, that was scrapped after Canelo failed a drug test for the banned substance, clenbuterol. A more stationary Alvarez, of course, would make him easier to hit, but Alvarez is more comfortable as a boxer and counter puncher and used those skills to his advantage in the first fight. At the same time it produced some hard feelings between the two fighters over Alvarez's contention that it was caused by eating contaminated meat in his native Mexico.

The official purses were confirmed to ESPN on Friday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, although both fighters are expected to make upwards of tens of millions more after pay-per-view sales.

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will both take home a guaranteed $US5 million for tomorrow's middleweight title rematch in Las Vegas. "But I'm going in there to knock him out".

This preview for Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 - "The REMATCH" will give you chills...

Golovkin, (38-0-1, 34 knockouts), is chasing a record-breaking 21st consecutive defence of his middleweight crown when he faces Alvarez again on Saturday, September 15.

Sanchez said a decisive victory for Golovkin will cement his place amongst the greatest middleweights in boxing history, delivering a signature victory that his otherwise stellar CV lacks.

But the youthful Mexican could look to push the pace against his aging rival who, despite having looked as fresh as ever during recent contests, will surely one day show signs of slowing up.