What Up ! Canelo vs GGG Live PPV Boxing Sept 16-2017 Match. After all the hype and bluster that came with Floyd Mayweathers fight with Conor McGregor, boxing fans are already looking ahead to what should be the true boxing match of the year.
Gennady Golovkin, otherwise known as Triple G, will put two of his four world middleweight belts on the line against Saul Canelo Alvarez. Canelo will become WBA and IBF world middleweight champion if he manages to do what no other fighter has managed and beat GGG. Golovkins other two world titles, under the WBC and IBO, would become vacant if he loses to Canelo.
Gennady GGG Golovkin vs. Saul Canelo Alvarez Fight Preview and Prediction to Win
When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Where: T Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Weight Class: Middleweight: 12 Rounds
Titles: WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Titles
By Loot, Boxing Handicapper, Lootmeister.com
Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstan/Los Angeles
Vs Saul CAnelo Alvarez, Guadalajara, Mexico
Gennady Golovkin, Saul Canelo Alvarez
In the most highly anticipated bout of the year, middleweight champion Gennady GGG Golovkin takes on Mexican superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez on September 16 in Las Vegas. For a few years, this has been the fight to make at middleweight and its finally upon us. The champion Golovkin is a murderous punching fighter who has struggled booking big fights with the fear of his contemporaries being very real indeed. But after whitewashing Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr in May, Canelo really had no where else to turn. The time is right, if not overdue.
You cant begrudge Canelo and Golden Boy for being a little leery of taking on the feared GGG. Hes the only true superstar on Golden Boys roster of fighters and while that will continue even if he loses to Golovkin, they want to preserve their golden ticket. The timing of this seems to favor Canelo, as he and his team have been waiting for an opportune time to pounce. Golovkin has turned 35 and shown enough vulnerability in his last two fights to make him seem less unbeatable.
This GGG Canelo prediction is a little different than it would have been a year ago. This time last year, GGG was on a run of terrifying KO wins, with no opponent having so much as lasted the distance with him in nearly two dozen consecutive fights. His last two fights, a TKO corner retirement win over welterweight champ Kell Brook and a narrow decision win over Danny Jacobs in March have some people talking.
I think there is a few different ways to process GGGs last two fights when fostering a Canelo GGG pick. Some people say hes slipping. And at 35, thats a distinct possibility. After years of being shut out of the big time, he may have grown a bit stale. Another way to look at it is that he set such a high standard by steamrolling everyone that people are overstating the importance of the last two fights. Brook and Jacobs are talented fighters and having moments of difficulty with guys like that isnt really abnormal or a sign of erosion. Those are two of the toughest fighters he has fought in his career, so a little two way action isnt necessarily anything that should elicit alarm. But I think its fair to say that Canelo may have picked a good time to fight GGG.
In Golovkins last fight, he was pushed by Danny Jacobs, winning a close decision after Jacobs seemed to be gaining steam over the course of the fight. Again, it comes back to standards that were set by GGGs dominant run. When a fighter who is killing everyone struggles some, its easy to overstate the case, as some did who felt Jacobs deserved the win. He didnt. It just looked so different than all of GGGs prior fights that it registered that way to some. And we cant rule out the possibility that Golovkin took his foot off the gas in parts of his last two fights to do something he hasnt been able to dolure big names into the ring with him.
On the other hand, you have Canelo, who will have turned 27 by the night of this fight. He looks to be getting more comfortable in the role of Mexican boxing superstar. His 12 round decision over Chavez, Jr was clinical and not the slightest bit competitive. He has looked good recently, though that was against the likes of Liam Smith and Amir Khangood fighters to be sure, but not really in Golovkins realm either. Alvarez has developed good power and has even wielded one punch stopping ability in recent outings. Over the years, Canelo has really developed into the complete packagea technically very sound fighter with good defense and improving power. Despite his youth, he has been prominent for a number of years and is still improving. Were not sure the same can be said for his opponent, for whatever thats worth.
Timing is big in boxing and when looking throughout boxing history when big names fight each other, it often comes down to the element of timing. Its rare when two fighters have career trajectories that match each other. And if Canelo ends up beating GGG, its likely that the timing factor will be cited as a main reason. At the same time, if GGG has started to dip, this fight will likely pump considerable wind into his sails.
Golovkin has been waiting for a long time to get that really big superfight. For years, he has been avoided and its easy to see how he could become stale when forced to engage in an endless series of bouts against the best of the rest. And again, whos to say his recent dip wasnt somewhat deliberate in an effort to lure Canelo to the ring? Its at least a possibility. In any event, look for GGG to be invigorated as he steps onto the gigantic stage for the first time. Its overdue and hes been seasoned for this for yearsmaybe too seasoned. Well see in September.
Lets not forget how big this is for Canelo, as well. Hes a boxing superstar without question, though its the Mexican fan faction that is responsible for that. While one can say hes just a boxing superstar period, there are some who still question that status. You have the loss to Mayweather, the close calls with Lara and Trout, and even the fight with Cotto where if he had as much separation as the judges saw, this reporter didnt see it. Against elite fighters, there hasnt been much to separate Canelo and his foes. A win here makes his status undeniable. And believe it or not, there are still holdoutsthose who know hes good, but wonder if his star power perhaps exceeds his overall merit as a fighter.
The fighters who have troubled Canelo the most are crafty fightersguys like Mayweather, Lara, Trout, and Cotto. These are fighters who rely far less on power and more on boxing skill and versatility. Not that GGGs style is devoid of craft or slickness, but its not really his calling card. Hes a slugger. He wields his power punches from mid range. But he is subtle, using range to control fights and his opponents.
People get the wrong impression about KO punchers like GGG. They get the impression that he likes only in close action. But thats actually more Canelos game. Alvarez arsenal is suited for in close action. I think Golovkin is more capable at a variety of ranges. You might notice that Golovkin doesnt get hit with an abundance of jabs. Canelo has a good one, but hes squat for a middleweight and with Golovkin usually out of range, Canelo will have to work to get within range. And Golovkin is masterful at exacting a steep toll on fighters who try to close that gap.
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