With so much hype surrounding the Mayweather vs. McGregor money fight, there has not been a lot of publicity around the Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fight that takes place on September 16th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boxing fans have waited for years to see arguably the greatest pound for pound fighters in the middleweight division face off.
GGG Puts Three Belts On The Line
GGG will put all three of his (WBC, WBA and IBF) belts on the line and sports betting websites rank him as the favorite to win. The 35 year old champion has successfully defended his belt 19 times since December 2010 and has not suffered a defeat till date. He has had 37 professional fights and has won by knock out on 33 occasions. His last fight against Daniel Jacobs in March 2017 was a strange one for GGG as it was the first time in his career he went to a decision which he narrowly won.
GGG knows he is the favorite to win this fight but he played down those expectations by praising Canelo and saying that in his opinion both fighters had a 50-50 chance of winning and the fight would be determined by who landed first. GGG went onto say that Canelo has good boxing IQ along with combinations and speed which made him a dangerous opponent.
Alvarez Believes He Is The Stronger Fighter
Canelo Alvarez knows he is the underdog going into the fight but believes that GGG’s last fight was an indication that he is no longer as dominant as he is used to be. Canelo is the younger fighter and looks in great shape based on the recent photos he has been posting on Instagram. The 27 year old superstar from Mexico says that although GGG is bigger than him, he is stronger and more advanced with his precision.
Seven years ago, the two fighters shared a ring at Big Bear Lake in California and engaged in regular sparring. Both fighters remember their sparring and say they did it to help each other out with their fight game. When they step into the ring on Saturday, it will be completely different as they will go toe-to-toe in what could go down as one of the greatest fights in the history of the game.
The GGG vs. Canelo Alvarez fight be shown on HBO Boxing pay-per-view and will be available in HD for $79.99.