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Gennady Golovkin hasn't met a foe like Canelo Alvarez

Sep 14, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Abel Sanchez noticed something just a little bit different about his fighter during training camp these past few months. Gennady Golovkin worked as hard as ever, was in tiptop shape and still launched his balled-up fists like a pair of flying anvils. But there was something new there, too.

"He has a sparkle in his eye," the veteran trainer said.

For Golovkin, Saturday's highly anticipated bout against Canelo Alvarez is somewhat of a relief. He has struggled to get quality opponents i...