Alvarez said that the rivalry is personal due to the comments his rival has been making. “I feel more motivated for this fight,” he added.

“Golovkin won’t talk bad about me now, because I’m here. But he says that I’m scared, I’m running away, when I’m fighting the best guys out there while he’s fighting class D fighters, so that’s a lot of it.

“I hope he thinks it’s personal like I do. He always pretends he’s a nice guy, he’s all about the people. No, he is two different people. I will be the last guy that Golovkin fights. I will retire him – for sure! I will knock him out, and when I’m standing over him, I will feel satisfaction.”