Making Time For Legends

Just a little over one year after they finally stepped into the ring against one another for the first time last September, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin are set to run it back in Las Vegas for the unified middleweight championship. With a rematch of this magnitude taking place, there is certainly no shortage of opinions on the outcome the second time around from the boxing world. 

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  • The 12-month fallout from their controversial first meeting has only added spice to the overall debate after Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) was forced to settle for a disputed draw and then watched as Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) failed a pair of February drug tests which postponed the original May 5 rematch date. 

    The two biggest stars of the 160-pound division, who sit firmly within the top 5 of boxing's pound-for-pound best, will do battle for the second time at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (>HBO PPV, 8 p.m. ET

    ) with plenty at stake. 

    To get you prepared, we pooled the predictions of the sport's most well known current and legendary fighters and trainers to find out who holds the advantage entering this grudge match. Fair to say, after the first fight, many believe a different result will take place Saturday night in the desert. 

    Let's get to it.

    Gennady Golovkin wins

    Terence Crawford, WBO welterweight champion: "Triple G [wins] if he goes to the body. If Canelo boxes him and stays off the ropes, Canelo may get the decision. But it's Triple G if he goes to the body." [Via Mayweather Boxing Channel]