Gennady Golovkin comes into his super-bout with Saul Alvarez boasting an unbeaten record, but Canelo is promising to put an end to that in the most emphatic fashion. He also has become a more complete boxer in his last four fights. At ringside, Roy Jones Jr claimed he'd never seen Alvarez (49-1-1) look better and that he is now ready to face GGG. "That's what I'm happy for". If Canelo Alvarez is to defeat Gennady Golovkin, here's how he can do it.
But he hit back by claiming he will silence the doubters when he upsets the odds in Vegas this weekend.
"I rate Canelo as pound for pound the best fighter in the world now that Mayweather has retired again".
I've studied Golovkin's so called Mexican style, and he doesn't have much defense, he doesn't have the slip inside game of the great Julio Cesar Chavez, and he can not fight off the backfoot like Juan Manuel Marquez.
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People are talking a lot about Golovkin's last performance, narrowly winning on points against Danny Jacobs, and mistakenly using that as a benchmark.
It is a remarkable fact that Golovkin is eight years older than Canelo yet has fought fewer than half as many professional rounds as his opponent.
Juan Manuel Marquez exposed Pacquiao years ago and finally got justice when he knocked out his rival in their fourth bout, after years of robberies it was the sweetest of victories and the cherry on top. He debuted at 15 years old, and has fought 12 current or former champions over that span. Golovkin on the other had has fought five current or former champions in his career. I have a great deal of respect for the sport and for the fans. Facing Mayweather highlighted that Canelo struggles to land effectively against fast footed fighters who flit in and out of range, which Golovkin is certainly not. How do I know when to refer to him as GGG and when to call him Gennady Golovkin? Canelo and Billy Joe could use their feet and fight off the back-foot to make life hard for me. I feel very comfortable.