Canelo sends message to GGG: “I’m coming for you”
By Sean Jones: Saul Canelo Alvarez posted a warning to Gennady Golovkin on Thursday on social media, saying, ”I’m coming for you.” Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) wants to prove himself as the better fighter, and he’s got a lot of doubters now from the boxing world that don’t believe in him. Golovkin is going to put major pressure on Canelo in this fight.
If the redheaded Golden Boy star isn’t ready for that pressure, he’s going to fold quickly within six rounds. Golovkin doesn’t plan on letting Canelo take anymore rest breaks like the ones that he required in each round in the first fight last September. This time, Golovkin is going to force Canelo to fight all out until the bitter end. If Canelo isn’t ready for prolonged exertion, he’s going to gas quickly on September 15 and get taken out in front of his boxing fans at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Canelo fought the wrong fight against Golovkin by using a Mayweather-esque style of hanging on the ropes, and moving a lot. Two of the judges weren’t impressed with Canelo’s style enough for them to give him the victory. The third judge, Adelaide Byrd, felt that Canelo had done enough to beat Golovkin by 10 rounds to 2.
The fans have lost faith in the former two division world champion Canelo after he twice was popped for clenbuterol during VADA tests last February, as well as his controversial 12 round draw against GGG last September.
Canelo sounds like he wants to slug it out with GGG this time. We’ll see if that’s the case. Golovkin has already said he’s going to war with Canelo no matter what on September 15 in their rematch at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin isn’t going to let Canelo run around the ring this time like he did in the first fight. That might be one of the reasons why Canelo is working so hard on his inside game in order to make sure he’s ready to deal with the pressure that GGG puts on him.
Things aren’t good for Canelo. He’s coming off of a long 1-year layoff and knee surgery. It was Canelo’s idea to stay out of the ring until May of this year instead of facing GGG in a rematch last December. That would have been the better plan for Canelo in order to stay sharp and take advantage of the interest from the boxing public in the second fight. Canelo wanted to wait until May 5. Unfortunately, Canelo tested positive twice for the potent performance enhancing substance clenbuterol, and this led to the Nevada State Athletic Commission giving him a six-month suspension.
What we know about the second fight is both fighters are planning on mixing it up a lot more than they did in the first fight. Canelo and Golovkin both seemed to realize late in the fight that they needed to brawl a lot more. However, by that time they were tired, and unable to hurt each other with their shots. Canelo seemed to have more power on his shots than Golovkin in the last three rounds, but he wasn’t able to press the action enough to put the 36-year-old in trouble. It was Golovkin that finished rounds 10, 11 and 12 in a strong fashion.