As the huge trilogy bout between Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin edges closer, the more the excitement grows for the boxing world. The fights that raise the curtain for this fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will be nothing short of exciting, as it features a world title fight and showcases some bright US prospects. We take a look at the fighters who look to steal the show in Vegas.
The chief support features the youngest world champion in boxing today, as 22-year-old Jesse 'Bam' Rodriguez returns to make the second defence of his WBC world super flyweight title against Israel Gonzalez. Bam burst onto the scene in March this year when he took a short-notice fight against WBC champion, Carlos Cuadras, and would outpoint Cuadras to become world champion. Bam went on to put on a tremendous performance against former world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai which ended in an eighth-round knockout for Bam. Gonzalez has always been around the world title picture but is yet to win the gold but gets his chance to halt the momentum of Bam and become world champion this Saturday.
Austin 'Ammo' Williams faces his toughest test to date as he faces British middleweight, Kieron Conway. Ammo has had a destructive rise to his position, as he has stopped nine of his 11 opponents. Last time out, Ammo squared off with Chordale Booker in what was billed as a 50/50 fight. However, Ammo silenced the pundits and would brutally stop Booker in one round. Conway has been knocking at the door of big fights for a while but the last time he ventured to the US to fight, he found himself on the end of a split decision loss to Souleymane Cissokho, so Conway will be looking to change his fortune in the US this Saturday.
Ali Akhmedov, the training partner of GGG, locks horns with the veteran Gabe Rosado for the vacant IBF North American title. Rosado is very rarely in a boring fight and Akhmedov carries power and is capable of producing spectacular knockouts but Rosado will not go down easily. Diego Pacheco looks to edge closer to a shot at super middleweight gold, as he enters the ring for the 16th time this Saturday as he takes on Enrique Collazo for the vacant WBC United States title.
Exciting prospect Marc Castro looks to move to 6-0 as he squares off with Kevin Montiel Mendoza. 6-0 prospect Aaron Aponte will also look to impress the Vegas crowd when he takes on the unbeaten Fernando Angel Molina. Finally, Anthony Herrera will look to bounce back from his draw last time out when he meets Delvin McKinley over six rounds.
An exciting night awaits in Las Vegas as the card sees something for everyone and is topped by the highly anticipated trilogy bout between Canelo and GGG. All the action goes down at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday and can be watched live on DAZN Pay-per-view worldwide.