The biggest fight in boxing has finally been made between Mexican superstar Canelo and the fearsome Kazakh Gennady Golovkin.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s (49-1-1) comfortable win over countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last weekend set up the super-fight fight that could eclipse this year’s record-breaking Joshua-Klitschko encounter witnessed by 90,000 live spectators.
Watching from ringside, Golovkin (37-0) was called into the ring post-fight where the announcement was made that the talented duo will meet on September 16th for the WBC, WBA Super, IBF and IBO World middleweight titles somewhere in Las Vegas.
The pair have been circling each other for a couple of years and their last two outings make for an interesting fight.
GGG just edged Daniel Jacobs in his previous bout in what some suspected was the wrong decision and Canelo gave a one-sided beat-down of a lacklustre opponent that he couldn’t get rid of, despite being there for the taking.
At this very early stage I am edging towards Golovkin.
Of the possible outcomes of this mega-fight, I don’t think that Canelo can win by stoppage, only on points.
Golovkin, for me, could win by either way – knockout or points. He has the edge on Canelo in punching power and I also think that he’ll come off better in the exchanges, too.
I will inevitably see-saw back and forth with my predictions during the build-up to this fight with who wins and how, but, for now, boxing is the clear winner here.