Martirosyan picks Golovkin to KO Canelo Alvarez
By Dan Ambrose: Vanes Martirosyan says Saul Canelo Alvarez is looking too small now, and he sees middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin stopping him in their rematch in eight days from now on September 15 on HBO pay-per-view. Canelo, 5’8”, has taken off muscle mass for the rematch, but he now looks really small and not cut out to be fighting in the middleweight division.
Martirosyan says the way Canelo looks right now doesn’t mean that he’s going to do well against GGG.
Golovkin stopped Martirosyan in the 2nd round earlier this year on May 5 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Californiua.The 5’11 ½” Martirosyan was an inch taller than the 5’10 ½” GGG, and yet he was still knocked out by him in two rounds.
Martirosyan said this on his social media site:
”GGG by KO Canelo is looking too Small that’s my pick! Looks dont mean s–t you might look good for the Camera and be over trained. Canelo too small need to stay at 154 Let’s see if I’m wrong he look like he is in good shape for 154 160 is differnt God Bless Let Best Man Win!”
What’s troubling is the 28-year-old Canelo has seemingly lost all the muscle size that he put on for the first fight with Golovkin on September 16 last year at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Canelo bulked up in a hurry for the fight with GGG last year. However, the muscle weight is now gone and Canelo is looking the same size he’d always been in the past.
Canelo’s trainer Chepo Reynoso isn’t impressed with Golovkin’s size, who he compares to a donkey with the way he comes forward during his fights looking to KO his opponents. Chepo is convinced that Canelo will be able to outbox Golovkin in the rematch and possibly even stop him. Golovkin won a Silver medal in the 2004 Olympics for Kazakhstan, which means he must know how to fight for him to have accomplished that much as an amateur. Chepo’s fighter Canelo wasn’t able to beat Golovkin last year. The fight was scored a 12 round draw. Chepo, of course, believes that Canelo deserved the victory in that fight, but unfortunately he wasn’t on the judging crew on the night. Canelo wasn’t viewed as te winner of the fight by the boxing fans. It would have been bad for Canelo if he was given the victory in that fight because it would have led to an ever greater backlash than the 12 round draw created.
Oscar De La Hoya predicts Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin will do two million PPV buys
Golden Boy promotions CEO Osar De La Hoya is predicting that the Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin rematch will do at least two million PPV buys. Speaking with Bloomberg Business, De La Hoya states that Canelo-GGG2 will do 2 million buys, which he feels is a “very conservative” number. It’s possible that the fight will do that number of buys, as last time Canelo fought Golovkin, they’re fight likely lost a huge number of PPV buys due to the expensive Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight taking place three weeks before their fight.
Mayweather-McGregor sold for $100 per household on PPV. For a lot of boxing fans, they were likely tapped out financially for the month last year in September after the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight. If not for that fight taking place 3 weeks ahead of the Canelo vs. GGG fight, it’s quite possible that it would have brought in a lot more buys. This time though, Canelo-GGG2 won’t have to compete with Mayweather and McGregor to pull in a lot of buys.