While there is a UFC card happening this weekend, the main focus of the fight game will be focused on the much-anticipated rematch between two of the top boxers in the world today.
Gennady ‘Triple G’ Golovkin looks to silence all the critics from the “Draw in the Desert” as he hopes to put a stamp on this rivalry with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. It started off as more of a friendly and respectable fight between two combatants at the prime of their careers but, fast forward a year and we have had a bit of trash talk between both camps along with a failed drug test now being held against Canelo as the result of possible tainted meat in Mexico. Both fighters and camps are really just tired of all the antics and talking and ready to get to Saturday night.
Golovkin enters this fight as the favorite again and to no surprise. He started off not like the regular Triple G that we’ve come to know and love as he looked very hesitant to throw and just looked off for the first few rounds. Canelo countered and engaged very little himself but still looked to be the better boxer in the beginning. However, shortly after those few rounds a spark lit up in Golovkin and he became the vintage Golovkin as he ccame forward for about every minute of the fight and throwing out his profound jab mixed in with power shots. Canelo did his very best to counter, landing very good shots of his own, and doing his best to stop the freight train known as Golovkin from continuing to move forward but it was to no avail. Canelo slowed down significantly by mid to the latter portion of the fight. It looked as if Golovkin had the fight sealed and was on his way to claiming the biggest win of his career. Unfortunately, much like in MMA, judging in boxing doesn’t always have the correct fighter winning and the fight hit a ludicrous draw.
Both Canelo and Golovkin have stated numerous times they want to make sure this fight does not hit the judges’ scorecards again. I see it still playing out the same as the first fight with Golovkin having to find his groove again early on and then stepping up the pressure and volume by the fourth round. Canelo may have more success in this fight, but he will still slow down and succumb to the pressure that Golovkin puts on fighters. It’ll still be a technical fight with both of them taking minimal risks. I see this going to the same fighter who in majority of people’s opinions won the first fight and that’s Gennady Golovkin.
Prop: Gennady Golovkin wins by Decision (+187)
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