At 5’10 ½” and looking to be well into the 180s with his weight, IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) is poised to make hamburger out of Golden Boy Promotions star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) on September 16.
Canelo will be fighting for the first time at the full weight of 160 lbs. in the middleweight division, and he’s fighting the wrong guy in Triple G. Normally when you get fighters that are moving up in weight, they keep their training wheels on by taking a few step up fights in the new division to get acclimatized before they face someone super talented like GGG.
Canelo, 27, isn’t doing that. He’s had catch-weight fights at middleweight against Amir Khan, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara, Alfredo Angulo and Miguel Cotto. Those were not true middleweight fight due to the catch-weights involved. Canelo recently fought at a catch-weight of 164.5 lbs. on May 6 against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. That wasn’t at a middleweight fight, and it DEFINITELY was not against a quality fighter that would prepare Canelo for what he’s going to be dealing with on September 16 against GGG.
These are the reasons why Canelo will be CRUSHED by GGG in their fight on HBO PPV:
– Canelo is too small at 5’8”
– Experience is not there for Canelo a middleweight to fight a talent like Triple G
– Canelo has inadequate power for the 160 lb. division. As Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez says, Canelo is just a ”slapper,” not a puncher. You need to do more than slap to keep Golovkin honest. Canelo is still punching at the welterweight level. He’s not even a big puncher by junior middleweight standards.
– Canelo lacks the stamina to beat GGG. The red-headed Mexican star requires too many rest breaks for him to hang with Triple G. Once Canelo takes one too many rest breaks during the fight on September 16, Golovkin is going to blow him to smithereens.