How Canelo-GGG could unfold

Lawrence Cooper
September 14, 2017

Ultimately however, Golovkin's range control, championship experience and iron chin may be the deciding factors that mean Saul Alvarez will be the 18 person to be knocked out by Triple G in a world title fight.

If there was a common opponent, he would surely know who hits harder, has better skills and can take more punishment.

"I remember watching on my TV and just saying wow", Golovkin said. The Kazakh worked the head and the body with sharp bursts, putting on a clinic in stopping his dance partner in the eighth round with Steve Willies jumping in confirming the TKO. As we get closer to the fight, the main point of conversation has shifted from post-Mayweather-McGregor residue to the big question: who will win?

Not only are both fighters still within the city limits of their respective primes - unlike Mayweather-Pacquiao or even Mayweather-Alvarez, which did big business but saw Canelo, at 23, still too green for center stage - there's a real 50/50 feel on paper as to which fighter will win.

The Kazakhstani fighter has looked less than overwhelming in his last two outings.

"I'm expecting the very best Gennady, a well-rounded Gennady", Alvarez said. You just have to deal with it, but I'm more motivated now than I have ever been in my career.

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He added: "I am a big middleweight and don't want to give my advantage away, but there is not a super-middleweight that I fear. So probably, yeah, five years more".

"I'm going to go in there and win the fight". I have a great deal of respect for the sport and for the fans.

Alvarez is a veteran of nine contests in Vegas - nine more than Golovkin has undertaken in the United States' fight capital.

The middleweights are always an exciting division but the fights that are on this weekend shows just how great the weight category is right now. Las Vegas sports books appear to be leaning towards the second group, as they have pegged GGG as the favorite.

In March of this year, in what was his most recent fight, Golovkin endured his toughest test to date against a spirited Daniel Jacobs, and although GGG was able to hurt his opponent, knocking him to the canvas in Round 4, he was forced to go the full 12 rounds for the first time in his career, settling for a unanimous decision victory on that occasion.

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