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Golovkin wants Canelo Alvarez fight


Canelo Alvarez Gennady GolovkinBy Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) already has his eye on who he wants to fight after he takes care of the hard hitting Curtis Stevens (25-3, 18 KO’s) on November 2nd at the Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA. Provided that Golovkin makes quick work of the way too confident for his own good Stevens, Golovkin says he wants to fight the 23-year-old WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s).

Golovkin said this as quoted by Steve Kim “I want Canelo.”

The unfortunate thing is that Golovkin is in a situation where it’s probably impossible for him to get the fight against Canelo, because if the red-haired Mexican loses to Floyd Mayweather Jr. next week on September 14th, then there’s no way on earth that Golden Boy Promotions will let Canelo fight a mean slugger his own size like Golovkin coming off of a loss to Mayweather Jr.

That’s just not going to happen. But even if Canelo were to beat Mayweather, there’s no way Golden Boy will let Canelo fight a mean slugger like Golovkin given that he’s the same size as him and has even more power than Canelo.

Canelo wouldn’t have any advantages against Golovkin, because middleweight champion from Kazakhstan weighs around 170 lbs. when he steps foot inside the ring for his fights at middleweight, so Canelo wouldn’t have a 20 lb. weight advantage against him.

Canelo also wouldn’t have the power advantage that he has in his fights against his welterweight opposition. You put the 172 lb. Canelo in with a smaller welterweight, and he has huge advantages in size and power. But if you put Canelo in with the equally big 170 lb. Golovkin, then those advantages disappear completely.

What you have is Canelo at a distinct disadvantage against Golovkin, because Canelo doesn’t have the amateur experience Golovkin has, and he doesn’t have Golovkin’s stamina either. Canelo would be fighting hard for 45 seconds of every round, whereas Golovkin would be all over him for the full 3 minutes.

You can stick a Canelo-Golovkin fight in San Antonio, Texas with open scoring, and I think it would still go badly for Canelo with him getting knocked out with a body shot. You saw how Canelo backed off after getting hit with a body shot from Austin Trout in the 7th round after knocking him down.

Trout was able to back Canelo with a body shot in that round, and that’s why Canelo didn’t try to finish him off; that and the fact that Canelo appeared to turn red-faced and gas out.

I don’t think Golden Boy will allow Canelo to fight Golovkin until he’s totally shot and nearing 40. Until then, I see Golovkin as off limits for Canelo.

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