Via Sean Jones: Just minutes ago, Matchroom Boxing announced that Gennadiy Golovkin would challenge undisputed 154-lb champion Canelo Alvarez for his four belts on September 17 in their three-part match.
Many fans are giving 40-year-old Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) a good chance to beat Canelo, based on the Mexican star’s recent loss to Dmitry Bivol two weeks ago on May 7th.
Golovkin has to track Bivol blueprints for the letter, and he’s a great chance to defeat Canelo. Easier said than done because Golovkin is NOT a combo boxer.
Canelo looked like an ancient fossil in a loss to Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs), became exhausted, defeated, and outboxed in an embarrassing 12 innings at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Identical point of 115-113, 115-113 and 115-113 handed down by a trio of judges is terrible.
It was as if aliens from the Andromeda galaxy had landed on earth and given a scorecard, rushed into the judges’ seats and asked to score points in the battle of Canelo-Bivol. There is no other way to explain the strange set of points given by the judges.
“Let’s move forward without falling behind,” Canelo’s coach/manager, Eddy Reynoso, made it clear that they don’t want to take on Bivol in an immediate rematch, which would be seen as “going backwards”. “A Mexican never surrenders; Let’s push forward. ”
What Canelo is doing may not give up by choosing NOT to try to avenge his loss to Bivol, but it certainly makes him look less courageous.
When you lose the battle in a war, you will counterattack again once you have researched your enemy. We see here a full-blown Canelo retreat in pursuit of the inferior target of the upcoming 41-year-old Golovkin.
Canelo’s way of facing Bivol is that of a boxer who is over 40 years old and is no longer able to throw many punches in each round.
Based on that performance by Canelo, Golovkin could be the younger of the two and he has a great chance of winning if he leaves his hand the way Bivol did.
While some fans downgraded Golovkin based on age and his recent streak of lackluster performances in his last four games, 31-year-old Canelo also looked aged in the home defeat. WBA Bivol light heavyweight champion (20-0, 11 KOs) on May 7.
Eddie Hearn on Canelo & Golovkin: “Here are two men who bitterly dislike each other and want to end this incredible series with a KO.
It’s hard to see why Canelo “hates” Golovkin so much, as he was not the man involved in scoring in their two matches.
If anything, Canelo should treat Golovkin like an old friend, seeing how he makes a lot of money fighting him.
“I truly believe this will be the most intense battle between these two great champions, and it will be the firework from the first ring to the last man standing,” Hearn said of the Canelo vs. . GGG.