Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya (C) looks on as Canelo Alvarez (L) and WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin pose during a news conference.

Facts you might not know about the fighters who will take part in the most anticipated fight of 2017.

On Sunday 17 September on SuperSport 2 (DStv Channel 202) and on DStv Now at 05:00 (estimated time for main bout) will see Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez battle it out in a middleweight title fight live on your World of Champions.

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We give you six facts you might not know about the two fighters who will keep you entertained at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Sentimental factors

The fight will take place on the Mexican Independence Day weekend. One more reason for Canelo to be fired up and make his country proud.

Impressive record

Golovkin is undefeated in 37 professional fights with a knockout percentage of 89%. Another scary prospect for Canelo is the fact that the Kazakhstani national has never been knocked down as an amateur or a professional fighter.

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At the 2004 Olympics

The only man who has bragging rights is Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov.The Russian middleweight defeated GGG at the Athens Olympics. Strangely enough the man who outscored Golovkin never went on to be a professional fighter.

Bullying gave us a star

If it were not for the bullies who would make fun of young Canelo’s red hair, freckles and light skin - the fighter called Santos Saul Alvarez would have never been known to the boxing world. It was because of these tormenters that Canelo learnt how to fight.

Age aint nothing but a number

Canelo is engaged to Mexican TVpersonality Marisol Gonzalez who is seven years older than him.

Marisol Gonzalez

The origins of the nickname

If you happen to have red hair, you are most likely to be called “Canelo” meaning "cinnamon" in Spanish.

 Canelo Alvarez

Tune in for the live action from Sin City on Sunday 17 September on SS2 (DStv Channel 202) and DStv Now at 05:00 and enjoy the highlights on DStv Catch Up later.