With the excitement of McGregor versus Mayweather over, the boxing fandom will now switch focus to Golovkin versus ‘Canelo’. Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather was the biggest fight in combat sports history. After all, it involved the biggest star in MMA facing the biggest boxer of this generation.
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather was the biggest fight in combat sports history. After all, it involved the biggest star in MMA facing the biggest boxer of this generation. However, from an analysts point of view, Golovkin vs Canelo is the superfight that makes the most sense. In terms of rankings that is.
This is the bout that the hardcore boxing fandom have wanted to see for some time. It involves the two most dominant active fighters in the world today. Some fans, even some betting sites, have Golovkin as the underdog. They see ‘Canelo’ as the man to solve the problem of ‘GGG’. I would say this is a mistake.
Golovkin is a monster with a perfect record of thirty seven wins, thirty three by KO. He fractured Kell Brook’s eye socket. He is a dangerous man but he did labour to a decision victory over Daniel Jacobs. Some even say he should have lost that decision which is why some may have him losing this fight.
It should be remembered that although Saul Alvarez is one of the best in the world, his last performance wasn’t great either. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. went the distance even though Chavez looked the worst he ever has.
It seems that both Golovkin and ‘Canelo’ need a tough opponent to bring the best out in them. When Golovkin is taking big shots he beckons them in. He wants a war, a reason to rise to the occasion. An example of this is his win over Kell Brook. Similarly ‘Canelo’, on his best day, has some really entertaining knockouts.
I believe this may be the most entertaining fight in years. With that said, I believe Golovkin will overwhelm Alvarez and knock him out in round 6. Subscribe for more on sports articles, as well as entertainment news and gym motivation.