Canelo says to GGG’s fans: “Keep crying, your whole life
By Sean Jones: Saul Canelo Alvarez has a negative message to give to Gennady Golovkin’s boxing fans by calling them crybabies because they felt that he was robbed of a victory in his rematch with the Mexican star on September 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Canelo (50-1-2, 34 KOs) won the fight by a 12 round majority decision on HBO PPV at the T-Mobile Arena. However, the public and media once again saw GGG getting robbed by the Nevada judges. The judges gave it to Canelo by he scores 114-114, 115-113 and 115-113. The boxing fans saw it differently from the judges, which whole problem. The fans were upset to a high degree in seeing Canelo being given a win in another fight that he appeared to lose.
In response to one of his fans asking Canelo what to do with fans that are complaining about his decision win, he said this on social media:
“Keep crying, your whole life will do it,” Canelo said on his social media site.
What Canelo is doing right now is gloating about his win. Instead of being humble and thanking the judges for giving him the victory, he’s calling the fans crybabies. Canelo needs to hear what the fans are saying that he’s getting favorable treatment from the judges again and again. His latest fight with GGG was his fourth fight of his career in which Canelo dodged a defeat with controversial scoring by the judges. Those four fights were against GGG x 2, Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout. Canelo’s record could be 47-5-1 instead of 50-1-2.
What does Canelo expect the fans to think? It’s obvious to them that Canelo fell apart in the second half of the fight due to fatigue and the superior power of GGG. Typically, judges give the decision to the fighter that takes over the second half of fights, but in the case of the Canelo-GGG2 rematch, the judges gave it to the exhausted fighter Canelo. That didn’t sit right with the boxing public. They saw a popular fighter being given a decision he didn’t deserve in 28-year-old Canelo, so they obviously angry about it. If the judges had given the decision to Triple G, you would likely be hearing a lot less complaining from the fans. The reason for that is Golovkin was the better fighter in the eyes of a lot of fans.
Canelo took a lot of heavy blows in the GGG rematch. He took loads of punishment in this fight compared to in the first fight. Canelo’s ambitious and some say foolhardy plan of getting back into the ring on December 15 might end up biting him in the backside if he goes into his next fight partially depleted. Golden Boy Promotions are interested in potentially matching him against David Lemieux. Before Canelo fought GGG a second time, you can argue that this would be a cakewalk for him to beat Lemieux, but not now.
Canelo was hurt twice by Golovkin in the championship rounds. The shots that Golovkin hit Canelo with would have knocked out most middleweights in the division. If Lemieux is able to catch up to Canelo to put hands on him, he could knock him out, and completely take the judges out of play for the fight. Canelo’s December fight will be taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York. It’s going to be interesting to see if the New York judges are favorable to Canelo in the way that the Nevada judges appeared to be. Canelo still has a cut over his left eye that needs to heal before he fights on December 15. If that cut opens up during a fight with someone like Lemieux, it could be a problem for Canelo.
Even though Canelo’s win was controversial, Ring Magazine moved him up to No.3 in their pound-for-pound rankings. A lot of people don’t agree with Canelo being moved to No.3 in the rankings. Canelo’s controversial win over Golovkin ended his streak of 20 successful title defenses at middleweight, which prevented him from breaking Bernard Hopkins’ record that he was tied with. Golovkin wanted to break the record, but he felt that getting the victory over Canelo was a lot more important than breaking the record for title defenses. A win over Canelo would have been a great victory for GGG, as it would have setup a third fight with a revenge factor to it. The way things are now, Golovkin likely feels he has no chance of beating Canelo short of knocking him cold. The judges have shown in GGG’s two fights with Canelo that they’re not going to give him the victory no matter what.
With his victory over Gennady Golovkin Canelo Alvarez was placed as the third best pound for pound fighter in the ranking, and broke the streak of 20 successful defenses that had Gennady since 2010, preventing him from imposing a new brand of successful exhibitions.
It’s going to be interesting to see how long Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions make Golovkin wait before they finally let him have a rematch. Making the 36-year-old Golovkin wait for an entire year until he’s 37 will greatly help Canelo’s chances of beating him without controversy next time they face each other in September 2019. Making GGG wait another year before he gets the third fight would be bad for him and great for Canelo. Golovkin had to wait three years to fight Canelo the first time, and then one year before he got the second fight. When your Golovkin’s age, he can’t afford to wait a year each tie he faces Canelo. However, we don’t know how much the second fight took out of Canelo. Like I said, he took a lot of big punches that may have taken something out of him. The uppercuts that Golovkin hit Canelo with in the fight won’t have done him any good.
The fans want to see Canelo defend his new WBA/WBC middleweight titles against interim WBC 160 pound champion Jermall Charlo (27-0, 21 KOs). He’s the top of the list of fighters the boxing fans want to see Canelo fight next. However, Charlo is unlikely the guy that Canelo will face on December 15.