Via Jim Calfa: Canelo Alvarez looked normal as he beat Gennadiy Golovkin by a unanimous decision in the 12th round last Saturday night.
Given the way Canelo has shown in his last two matches, he will be fodder for many contenders at 168 and 160. He can also forget ever fighting at 175 again because he doesn’t. matches the champions Dmitry Bivol and Artur Betterbiev.
After this bad performance from Canelo, the boxers will have to confront him hard because they see him as a decline.
During the press conference after the battle, Canelo tries to blame his lackluster performance against Golovkin due to a left wrist injury.
However, that does not explain why Canelo repeatedly missed with his right hand without injury.
While 32-year-old Canelo clearly beat 40-year-old Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs), he looks nothing special and shows no significant improvement after his recent loss to Dmitry Bivol.
In a way, Canelo looked worse than against Bivol because he had missed Golovkin all night long.
Like many veteran boxers, Canelo’s accuracy is gone, and he can’t seem to tag GGG, even when he’s standing right in front of him.
Canelo now looks almost as old as 40-year-old Golovkin, and you can’t blame his left wrist problem.
Canelo is suffering from severe prolapse and it is not something that will go away after surgery on his left wrist. Canelo has made a lot of money, so obviously he could retire at any time, just like Golovkin.
If Canelo wants to become a warrior, then he needs running gloves and fight these boxers before he hangs up his gauntlet:
- David Benavidez
- Dmitry Bivol
- Artur Betterbiev
- David Morrel
- Jermall Charlo
Bivol made Canelo look very normal last May when he beat him with a unanimous decision in the 12th round that he won’t soon forget.
Claudia Trejos said: “It was an outstanding performance and once again he showed he is a force to be reckoned with at 168 years old. Sports artist KO about Canelo Alvarez’s win over Gennadiy Golovkin last Saturday.
“Clearly, Gennadiy has the ability to assimilate that kind of punishment. He took it to faraway places. My venerable warriors.
“Gennadiy Golovkin has 27 knockout wins. That’s a force that counts at 160. That doesn’t come with age. He may be 45; he might be 50. Ask Bernard Hopkins. Ask George Foreman.
“Those are some serious powers to deal with. So be fair. Just for him [Canelo] took the opportunity and went up to 175, nothing wrong with that. Lady luck favors daring, and Canelo is a bold man.
“He actually took Bivol and Gennadiy with a broken left hand. He has distanced them both, so let’s be fair.
“I thought it would be interesting to see two Mexicans with [David] Benavidez, especially because Benavidez is so tall,” Trejos said when asked who Canelo should fight next.
“He’s been there before, and he’s faced those warriors. But know him [Canelo]he wants to take that 175 just out of pride.
“It will also be an interesting fight,” Trejos said of the November 5 fight between Bivol and Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez.
“A tall, lanky Mexican boxer [Zurdo Ramirez]. He is the first Mexican boxer to win the championship at 168th. So it will be an interesting match. Don’t forget that Zurdo is no longer 168 years old. He is now 175 years old.
“So if he [Canelo] ready to go to that fight, two Mexicans aged 1775, all I can say is if that happens, be prepared. It’s the fireworks of the wazoo,” said Trejos.