Canelo vs Golovkin For patient boxing fans, it was an incredible sight late Saturday at T-Mobile Arena: Canelo and Triple G in the ring together. Not to battle, but rather to report “The Fight.”
A battle that has been stewing for the most recent year and keeping the boxing scene speculating. Will it ever happen? Everyone had an assessment.
At long last, you have your answer: It’s on.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 knockouts), the 26-year-old current face of the game, an intense and talented Mexican contender with the particular stun of red hair, and 35-year-old Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), the cherubic champion from Kazakhstan, the most dreaded puncher in boxing, will choose Sept. 16 who is the best middleweight on the planet. Golovkin is the bound together champion and Alvarez remains the lineal champ.
This is most likely the best battle that can be made in boxing. What’s more, the planning couldn’t be better. It’s going ahead the heels of the best heavyweight battle in years one week prior, before 90,000 shouting, singing fans at Wembley Stadium in London, when Anthony Joshua thumped out Wladimir Klitschko.
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The matchup that Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya said will be titled “Away they go” was marked and fixed a week ago, he stated, a long time before Alvarez demolished Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. more than 12 rounds Saturday in their fight before an excited sellout horde of 20,510.
Clearly, De La Hoya had certainty that Alvarez, a 4-1 top choice, would dispatch his despised adversary. What’s more, he did, by shutout. Three judges, three scores of 120-108. Chavez, with both eyes almost swollen close and wounds all over from Alvarez’s objective practice, conceded a while later that Canelo substantiated himself the best Mexican boxer.
“He realizes what he’s doing in there,” Chavez said. “He’s extremely brilliant. Mexican individuals ought to tail him. He does things right; he’s devoted. He buckles down. He indicated it today. (Sergio Martinez) was better. Yet, I think (Canelo) is the best Mexican warrior as of now.”
Inquired as to whether he despised Golden Boy reporting the Golovkin-Alvarez battle so rapidly after their bungle finished, Chavez stated, “I don’t feel anything about them declaring another battle. Canelo vs Golovkin Live I did as well as could be expected, and my body just wouldn’t do the things that I needed it to do. That is exactly what happened today around evening time.”
Chavez offered his sentiment on Triple G-Canelo: “It’s an extreme battle, a great battle. I think Canelo indicated today around evening time he will be hard to beat. I think Golovkin will be the top pick, yet it’s a 50-50 battle.”
In like manner, Alvarez put his warmed competition with Chavez Jr. in his rearview reflect.
“This current section’s over; I won the battle. I delighted in it, each and every round,” he said. “I had a great time, and that is my main thing. I cherish boxing.”
Also, boxing has some affection for him for giving the game some severely required reserve by consenting to the fall battle with Golovkin. Boxing, which has battled with its notoriety since the Mayweather-Pacquiao catastrophe two years back — not one pay-per-see battle has moved toward 1 million purchases from that point forward — is at long last getting matchups deserving of the game’s storied history. There have been a couple as of now in 2017: Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia, Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez-Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (on a similar card), Joshua-Klitschko and, in September, it will get Golovkin-Alvarez. All have conveyed the merchandise, and most trust GGG-Canelo will, as well. Also, if Joshua and unbeaten American Deontay Wilder, two heavyweight goliaths, bring together the titles sooner rather than later, conceivably later in 2017, that is a can’t miss too.
De La Hoya called Golovkin-Alvarez “the greatest battle in boxing history,” which is unadulterated metaphor, however it is huge by all accounts. What it truly means is that boxing’s promoters are at long last understanding that on the off chance that they don’t coordinate the best against the best, fans will remain away by the thousand.
De La Hoya, who battled the best amid his Hall of Fame vocation, has constantly comprehended that.
“When you have warriors that need to make the best battles, it makes the employment considerably simpler, and we have a chance to bring boxing back,” he said.
“Boxing was on a rest. With these battles that you saw today around evening time, that will find in September, what you saw with Joshua, boxing is back.”