What We’ve Been Waiting For

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It’s been two years since rumors and whispers started to circle about the biggest fight since Mayweather-Pacquiao. However, there is a new biggest fight in boxing century and it’s set at Sep 16 on Mexican Independence day weekend, but the venue is yet to be determined.

This bout is between pound for pound fighters Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1) with 34 KOs and Gennady Gennadyevich “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-0) 33 KOs. This fight will be via HBO Pay-Per-View. It has been two years in the making and with so much drama involved, including Canelo dropping the WBC Middleweight belt.

This fight will take place at the 160 pound middleweight limit with Canelo making his debut at this limit, having previously fought at 154 and 164 for his two last fights. Canelo’s performance will be interesting to see because of him going up in weight, which takes time to adjust to. Even though he went up to fight Chavez Jr., Golovkin will be a much bigger puncher, faster and definitely more aggressive than Chavez was.

Getting into how the fight will play out is something that will be tough to predict. With the betting odds having Golovkin beginning as the favorite at -160, while Canelo’s opening line is at +140.

Golovkin is coming off a very shaky performance against Daniel Jacobs, in which seemed like Daniel Jacobs had success changing from southpaw to orthodox throughout the twelve rounds breaking Golovkin’s knockout streak. Not to mention against Kell Brook, who came up from 147 to fight Golovkin. A fight which the all three of the judges either had a tie or Brook winning, before they had to call the fight off due to Brook’s eye socket being broken.

On the other hand we have Canelo coming off of very dominant showing versus Chavez Jr. and Liam Smith. Canelo who routed Chavez in a shutout win, with all judges have a 120 to 108. Before that, though, he faced off against Smith and this fight he showed his potential, until Canelo landed a vicious body shot.

Now we get into the good parts, how will this fight play out and who will win. We predict that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is going to come with the spoils. Most of Golovkin’s opponents have not been at the level as the fighters Canelo has faced. Not to mention that Canelo is much more powerful than the other fighter he has faced and he comes with a good chin. But Canelo hasn’t faced any fighter quite like Golovkin, even though he has faced Mayweather, Canelo will have a whole new problem to deal with. Golovkin is maybe the hardest puncher in the world, Pound-For-Pound. Golovkin likes to go forward, and Canelo is a great counter-puncher, with this fight living up to the hype.

We predict that Canelo will ultimately have his hand raised, as he will use his counter-punching ability to outbox, not only that but he will have the defensive ability to not get hit too viciously as others that have faced Golovkin.