Canelo-GGG: Which knockout artist has the edge?

Taylor Byrd
September 14, 2017

Should Alvarez-Golovkin end up delivering what is promised in terms of action while stamping the victor as the confirmed face of the sport in the post Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao era, it isn't out of the question to suggest the fight could help launch a return to the days of old - a time when big fights could not only command the attention of the general sporting public, but (most importantly) hold that attention firm by delivering upon the promise of the promotion for entertainment and building true momentum.

From the opening bell, Golovkin's jab was in sublime form, with GGG throwing his left hand with subtle variations of rhythm and power which kept the Canadian on the back foot struggling to dictate or cope with the pace.

While he didn't look fantastic in his most recent outing, Golovkin has an edge in one-punch power that I expect will be the difference in an otherwise close fight.

Golovkin, the unbeaten knockout puncher from Kazakhstan, will defend his middleweight titles against Alvarez, Mexico's biggest boxing star.

A decision-when Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia stepped into the ring in March this year, many expected the fight to end in a stoppage or knockout. "I will enjoy it", Golovkin said. Who I am? Canelo?

Golovkin will face his toughest test yet.

Billy Joe Saunders v Willie Munroe Jr is on the same night in London so I'll be interested in seeing that fight as well, with the only other middleweight belt on the line - the WBO. "They would say not this time but maybe after the next fight". He has successfully defended his middleweight crown 18 straight times and believes at the age of 35 he could shatter Bernard Hopkins' record of 20 straight defenses.

Ultimately, Mayweather showed the world he's an all-time great and that Alvarez still had work to do.

When someone asked him if he was excited to finally reach Las Vegas for his first bout here, Golovkin said, "I want to fight". I've worked hard for all the opportunities I've been given so I've got a real chance of getting myself into that position.

Frank Warren thinks Canelo vs Golovkin will go down as an all-time great fight. I feel very comfortable.

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