“Canelo Alvarez stops GGG” – predicts Tim Bradley
By Jim Calfa: Tim Bradley is predicting a knockout win over Canelo Alvarez over Gennadiy Golovkin on September 17th in their trilogy match on DAZN PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Bradley says Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) will be motivated like never before due to his recent loss to Dmitry Bivol, and he will make improvements in his game.
Tim feels that Canelo will be using movement, which we saw from WBA light heavyweight champion Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) in his one-sided victory over the Mexican star on May 7th.
Like when Canelo lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013, he’ll incorporate the things that were used against him by Bivol to add to his toolkit for his trilogy match with Golovkin.
That could mean that we’re going to see combination punching in threes and fives, as well as a lot of movement when he gets in with the 40-year-old Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) on September 17th.
It’s hard to picture Canelo throwing combinations because he’s mostly been a single punch fighter his entire career.
Harder still would be visual Canelo using the type of movement we saw from Bivol because that would require an excellent gas tank, something the Mexican star has been missing since he turned professional.
“You can’t be depending on a fighter to be weak to make you strong. GGG isn’t worried about Canelo lost,” said Tim Bradley to Fighthype when asked if Golovkin is more confident now that Canelo is coming off a loss to Dmitry Bivol.
“Canelo just lost, and he was the pound-for-pound king. You don’t understand what that does to a fighter with so much pride like Canelo. He’s going back to the drawing board, and he understands that ‘I got to work on my boxing ability and get back to what I used to do,'” Bradley continued.
“So he’s going to be different. This fight with Bivol is going to make him better. It’s going to make him a stronger fighter and make him stronger mentally.
“It’s going to improve his game, so I’m expecting a better Canelo when he fights against GGG, and I’m going to say it again. I think Canelo stops GGG, and if he doesn’t stop him, he’s going to hurt him badly.
“He’s younger, great combinations, and he’s going to be boxing from the outside. He’s going to mix it up, and we’re going to see a better Canelo this time around that we haven’t seen in a long time due to this loss.
“Bivol is tough, and I was one of the first ones to say that,” said Bradley when asked if he thinks Canelo will improve enough to beat WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in their rematch.
“I did pick Canelo to win the fight ultimately because it’s Canelo, and I’m not stupid to go against Canelo. I figured he would be able to pull it off.
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