The highly-anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin after their first fight ended in a draw will take place on September 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo hasn't fought since he faced Golovkin on September 16 last year, as he has been suspended for the past six months for twice testing positive for clenbuterol in February, but that suspension is set to end this Friday.
Make no mistake, the Mexican boxer does not want to be messing around this time, and his draw result from 11 months ago has given him the confidence to not only beat the Kazahkstani boxer, but to put on a show as well.
According to Boxing Scene, Canelo stated during a conference call on Wednesday that not only does he want to become the first fighter to beat Golovkin, but he also believes he can knock out the WBC/WBA/IBO middleweight champion.
He said: “From the beginning, I will work him to look for that KO. That’s what I’ll be doing from the very first round. That’s why I’m training and I’m mentally prepared to do that.
"Obviously, that’s the way I want this fight to end, by knockout, and for them to raise my hand after that knockout victory.”
Canelo added as well that their first encounter taught him everything he needs to know to come back and defeat the 36-year-old convincingly in their rematch.
He said: “I knew that he was strong and I knew that he could take punches, and I knew that he could assimilate well. Nothing surprised me.
"I knew who he was, I know he’s strong and he’s gonna be strong this fight. I know he’s gonna be strong in this fight and that’s why I’m training.
"But more than that, the first fight showed me what I can add to my game plan to beat him on September 15th.”
During their first fight on September 16 last year, one judge had scored 118-110 in Canelo's favour, but another judge scored 115-113 for Golovkin and the third judge had it at an even 114.
The Mexican has already shown the world that he can give the undefeated Kazakhstani boxer a run for his money. Now he just needs to do it again next month to enter his name in the history books.
By the looks of things, he wants to do it in an extraordinary style as well.