How to Watch Golovkin Vs. Alvarez
- Author: Stacy Allen Sep 14, 2017,
Sep 14, 2017, 0:37
"It's the biggest day for boxing, for this era - this huge history fight", said Kazakh fighter Golovkin.
The IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight belts held by Golovkin, as well as the Ring title, which is now held by Canelo, will all be on the line when the two titans clash at the T-Mobile Arena Saturday. Alvarez, whose only loss was at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr., is coming off a lopsided win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last month in Las Vegas. "And (Saturday's bout) will end up being much bigger than my fight with him". He has 25 knockouts that have occurred in the six round or earlier.
"We're both going to fight a fight where anybody can win by knockout", Alvarez said. Even more important than his power is the way he applies it. Golovkin is economical with his punches, with CompuBox finding he lands an average of 27.5 punches/round compared to an all-division average of 16.8. More potential cracks appeared in GGG's recent clash with Sheffield-born welterweight Kell Brook, where his notoriously front foot heavy stance left him susceptible to taking big flashy uppercuts to the chin - which are somewhat of a speciality of Canelo. Alvarez stopped four of his last seven opponents and Golovkin was on a 23-fight knockout streak prior to his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in March.
Golovkin doesn't have the tools that Canelo has, all he can do is go forward and try to break you down by imposing his will on you.
Prior to this "super fight" Canelo had been an underdog just once in his career: against the now 50-0 Floyd Mayweather back in 2013, when the Mexican fighter was +235 on the books. How has GGG gotten old when he hasn't taken any damage? "We've seen the best of him and I think people actually know - and this is a big factor - he is just human".
The highly anticipated marquee matchup the real boxing world has been waiting for is finally happening Saturday, live on HBO Pay Per View from Las Vegas Nevada.
Billy Joe Saunders v Willie Munroe Jr is on the same night in London so I'll be interested in seeing that fight as well, with the only other middleweight belt on the line - the WBO.