With Canelo Alvarez and “Triple G” weighing in last night; with the Mexican getting right up in Golovkin’s face, the rematch certainly has a different aura surrounding it…
In their first meeting, both Golovkin and Canelo were polite and respectful towards one another. Conducting themselves well, shaking hands, appreciating one another for their skills and their achievements but this time around, it’s far from the same.
Initially disgusted and embarrassed by the P.E.D scandal that Canelo was caught up in, “GGG” no longer respects his Mexican adversary – not as an athlete or person at least.
In the mind of Golovkin, Canelo has displayed a real flaw as a fighter – in that he has cheated and in turn, damaged the reputation of the sport, which “GGG” has dedicated almost his entire life to.
Whilst Golovkin is entitled to feel disappointed and simultaneously disgusted by Canelo’s clenbuterol scandal, it would seem that the Mexican fighter caught up in it all, feels that what “GGG” has said is out of order and also, in his and his teams opinion, very disrespectful.
This was evident at the weigh-in as Canelo stormed up and put his forehead right up; towards the Kazakh’s face in an attempt to push him backward and show his disdain.
It is clear to me, that Canelo is full of contempt for “GGG” and that he wants to hurt him and make a statement in an attempt to re-attach value to his name once more, after his reputation lay in tatters thanks to those 2 positive drugs tests.
After watching the weigh-in last night, I’m left even more unsure as to who I think is going to win!
I have two stand out predictions; one different prediction for each man winning the fight:
- Canelo wins – Canelo has a chip on his shoulder and a point to prove. His clear disdain for “GGG” was evident at the weigh-in last night and he looks like a man ready to go to war. If Canelo wins, then for me he starts fast and looks to be incredibly explosive and attempts to catch Golovkin cold. He either shocks “GGG” and gets him out of there early (which with Golovkin’s chin is so unlikely) or outpoints him down the stretch to secure a close points victory.
- Golovkin wins – “GGG” applies consistent pressure, but starts off a little quicker. He varies up the attack a little more and begins to work the body, gradually waring down Canelo and taking him out within the final 4 rounds. “GGG” could win on points, but after the look in his eyes yesterday evening, I don’t think he wants it to go that way… He’s looking to win and make a statement!
These are only my main two predictions. I have so many other thoughts, ideas and predictions, but I wont’t list them or else we’ll be there all day!
First Fight Vs. Second Fight
Amidst all of the controversy with the score cards and the clenbuterol scandal, I think we have slightly lost sight of the brilliance of the first fight.
Despite the fact that people may say Canelo ran, we still got a thrilling fight, an exciting fight and a contest that will be remembered for many, many years to come.
Also, whether or not you think Canelo ran, there’s no questioning the skills he showed when he did let his hands go and trade with “GGG”.
I have no doubt that the second meeting between the two will prove just as; if not even more exciting. Particularly with the bad blood between the two!
“GGG” demonstrated first time around, just how strong, resilient and well-conditioned he is; on this occasion I feel like we’re going to see a little bit more variation from him.
This will mix nicely with what I can only imagine will be a more aggressive Canelo…
I predict fireworks!
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