GGG vs Canelo: Who do you think wins and how?

Hope Soto
September 14, 2017

He has done it fighting everywhere but in the boxing capital of the world, where he will make his debut against Alvarez at Las Vegas' new T-Mobile Arena.

After the fight with Brook, GGG claimed he was sick, already making excuses, now his fans are saying he has gotten old. Ultimately, boxing is a business and the judges may be swayed by the potential longevity of the younger champion.

After the spectacle that was Mayweather and McGregor, boxing fans finally get to see two of the best boxers now in the sport going toe-to-toe inside of the ring at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. My last opponent, Avtandil Khurtsidze got arrested and the fight was cancelled. If he doesn't score the knockout, will he be able to out-point Canleo for 12 rounds? "I'm prepared", added Canelo.

It is worth noting that some critics have argued that Canelo's failure to knockout a completely outclassed Chavez Jr suggests that he lacks power above his usual weight of 154lbs. Described by most boxing experts as the best fight imaginable on paper, Golovking and Alvarez figure to go in to their bout swinging for the fences as two of the best power punchers in the sport.

Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) presents a different skill set than Mayweather's. The Guinness world record holder boasts the highest knockout percentage in middleweight history, now at 89.9%. Everyone thought he could walk through everyone and most of the fighters he fought were beaten before they were hit.

Alvarez has taken the precaution of demanding a rematch clause in this contract Golovkin has not but says: 'Interesting! His amateur pedigree of 345 wins to eight losses means his ring IQ is exceptional. For a brutal example see GGG's knockout of Matthew Macklin on YouTube. Coming in, Golovkin had stopped 23 opponents in a row. Golovkin ranks first in jabs landed per round (10.6) according to CompuBox. There were moments in that fight where he looked to be struggling.

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There's a certain level of emotional investment that comes with Canelo-Golovkin.

Canelo knows that if he stands and trades with Golovkin it will spell out an early night home.

Golovkin doesn't have the tools that Canelo has, all he can do is go forward and try to break you down by imposing his will on you. He works behind his jab better than anyone else.

Whether you believe Triple G or Alvarez will win, lose or draw on Saturday night, they both have put themselves in a position in which everyone will agree that come Sunday morning there will be no haters or cheerleaders, only people talking about an exciting matchup and giving both the proper respect due.

'If they want more, we will do it again'.

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