On September 16th, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gennady GGG Golovkin squares off against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for the undisputed Middleweight Boxing Championship of the world.
Golovkin enters the ring with an undefeated professional record of 37-0 with 33 KOs against Canelo’s impressive career total of 51-49 with 34 KOs.
The old adage in boxing that “styles make fights’ could make this bout the “Fight of the Year.” In Canelo’s last fight he overshadowed Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. yet in GGG’s last outing, he gave a less than dominating performance against Daniel Jacob. Popular consensus is that Canelo is improving and GGG is slipping…but…
Both fighters will be at the top of their game on Saturday night. Because of their styles, this fight will be non-stop, action filled slugfest from the start. Canelo is a straight ahead fighter who makes you miss and attacks with his quick and slick counter punching. He throws lots of fast combinations that can catch you from different angles. Golovkin is all power and stamina.
The following key assets each fighter brings into the ring:
Ring Generalship and ability to apply pressure to his opponents with a variety of punches and angles in his arsenal.
Raw Power (33 KOs in 37 fights ) 89%.
Experience (350 amateur contests and 37 professional bouts).
Stamina, Size, Strength, Reach.
Motivation: Desire to make history with 2 more title defenses.
Defeated better competition in his division like Lara, Mosley, Cotto, Trout and Chavez, Jr.Hand speed
Able to punch moving backward.
Ability to fight off the ropes.
Hand Speed and Counterpunching.
Excellent Boxer/Puncher, especially the left hand to the kidney.
The pride of Mexico.
Canelo will start slow, allowing GGG to establish the pace early.
Canelo will walk into GGG and pay the price moving into one of the most devastating punchers in the division’s history.
Canelo will counter punch effectively, but GGG’s overall experience will prevail. He’ll start fast and have Canelo on the defensive in the early rounds. Alvarez will rally in the middle rounds, but Golovkin’s constant pressure will prove too much for the Mexican legend.
Canelo is vulnerable to the right hand, and GGG will capitalize on it. GGG by kayo in round 10.