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Canelo determined to knockout GGG in rematch

Canelo Alvarez Gennady Golovkin

By Juan Flores: Saul Canelo Alvarez is tired of the complaining about the results of the last fight against Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin on September 16th last year. Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) is not satisfied with his fight with Triple G being scored a draw by the judges at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Canelo re-watched the fight and he saw himself winning by 2 rounds. Canelo, 27, says he’s not going to let the judges take away his victory in the second fight. He’s going to knock Golovkin out, and leave no chances for second guessing about whether he deserved the win or not.

Canelo showed that he had the better power of the two fighters in the previous fight against Golovkin. Whether that was because Canelo had bulked up or Golovkin not loading up on his shots is unknown. Golovkin threw one very hard punch in the entire fight that looked to be harder than any of Canelo’s punches, but he only loaded up one time in the fight. Canelo was the one throwing the harder shots on a more consistent basis last September, and he’s expected to be the harder puncher in the rematch.

Golovkin isn’t going to knockout Canelo if he’s unwilling or afraid to use his power. Canelo showed more willingness to load up on his shots than GGG. That means if there’s going to be a knockout in the rematch, it favors Canelo and not Golovkin.

“This times the judges will not have to decide the result with their scores,” Canelo said.

Canelo and Golovkin both think they won the fight. The second fight is to help clear up the matter. It’s going to be different judges working the fight, so it’ll be a clean slate. Both fighters have had time to look bad at the first fight and see what they did wrong. Canelo is already working hard at improving his conditioning by working on his cardio for the rematch so he won’t get fatigued like he did last time.

Golovkin has already made his decision not to let the judges score the second Canelo fight. GGG thinks he won the fight, and many of his fans feel the same way. But there is just as many fans that think Canelo won. The only way to settle it is for Canelo and Golovkin to do it again.

“No judges will be needed this time,” Golovkin said.

In truth, it’s not going to be easy for either fighter to get a knockout on May 5th. Golovkin is afraid to fight in close enough range to land his power shots for fear of being countered by Canelo. Golovkin will NEVER knockout Canelo by jabbing him or throwing long right hands. Golovkin is too afraid to mix it up with Canelo for him to knock him out.

For Canelo’s part, he won’t be able to knockout the steel-chinned Triple G without being able to hit him with a lot of consecutive punches. Canelo will need to flurry on Golovkin the way that Kell Brook did in the 2nd round of their fight in September 2016. Brook had Golovkin looking like he was close to being knocked out if he could have kept hitting him.

Canelo will have to throw at least 8 to 12 consecutive punches to the head of Golovkin for him to knock him out. There’s a risk involved in Canelo doing that, because he might get tired. If Golovkin is still standing at the end of Canelo throwing a 12-punch flurry, then he could take advantage of that by unloading on him when he’s in a state of fatigue.

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