De Dan Ambrose: Gennadiy Golovkin will get a possibly softened Canelo Alvarez when the two meet on September 17 in their trilogy fight on DAZN PPV.
Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) is fresh from a one-sided peeling of Dmitry Bivol’s hands on May 7, but he’s on his way, the path of least resistance in choosing a 40-year-old Golovkin. (42-1-1, 37 KOs) September 17th.
In the eyes of boxing fans, Golovkin has already defeated Canelo twice, and if he can follow the sketch created by Bivol, he can deliver to the Mexican star his second straight defeat.
Golovkin can ruin Canelo
If Canelo loses to Golovkin, it is fair to say that he would be mentally ruined and ready for the rubbish heap. It would not be fair at this point for Canelo to bother fighting Bivol again as it would be overlooked to conclude that he would be educated a second time by the supreme fighter.
Bivol’s sketch to defeat Canelo:
1. Continued combined punch
3. Tight guard
4. Fast pace
Golovkin is still fighting hard for Canelo
“He has that style because he’s not afraid of Canelo. He will support Canelo, be the first, he is the bigger guy, ”Abel Sanchez told KO Artist Sports about Dmitry Bivol still being a bad style match for Canelo.
“So whether it’s 168 or 175, it’s a tough fight again for Canelo. Obviously, Bivol, he’s already defeated him, isn’t he? ” said Sanchez when asked what was the biggest threat to Canelo.
“I still think Gennadiy, Benavidez and Beterbiev are the toughest four fights, including Bivol. [for Canelo]Said Sanchez.
The fighters mentioned by former coach Abel Sanchez would be a nightmare for Canelo, especially now that Bivol has created the sketch on how to defeat him.
“It simply came to our notice then. If you don’t do the Golovkin fight now, who knows if it will ever be there, “said Chris Mannix on his websitespeaking of Canelo against Golovkin III.
“Not only can Canelo lose again against Dmitry Bivol, but if you are Golovkin and wait until May 2023, you could fight and lose, and he will be 41 years old by May 2023, which is even harder for such a fight.
“It simply came to our notice then. Look, there’s a chance Dmitry Bivol’s fight will be even bigger if they push it until May next year, ”said Mannix.
Canelo taking the easier option
“Buffalo, I don’t know what he’s doing in his next fight. I don’t know if he’s doing what Eddie Hearn is pushing for, which is to confront Joshua Buatsi, ”Mannix continued.
“I don’t know if he is responding to the nine million press releases about Gilberto Ramirez and his challenges from Dmitry Bivol or if he is waiting for the end of Artur Beterbiev against Joe Smith in a way that would allow the winner of that battle. take him before the end of the years.
That’s probably the preferred option for Dmitry Bivol, but we’ll see how that goes. But if Dmitry Bivol can become undisputed at 175 and you come in next year with Canelo Alvarez-Bivol, Alvarez undisputed at 168, Bivol undisputed at 175, that’s massive. That’s massive.
“It simply came to our notice then [between Canelo and Bivol] ten times bigger than it was, and as much as how hardcore fans belly ache seeing Canelo-Golovkin III, there are twice as many mainstream fans who have an interest in it. It just exists.
“A lot of boxing fans are the random variety. They know Canel0-Golovkin III, they know that fight. I don’t know what the final pay-per-view numbers were for Canelo’s last fight. [against Bivol]. This [Canelo vs. Golovkin] will probably make over a million, just do.
“It’s a salable battle, a big main battle. Considering that they did it on time and advertised it in the right way, we will have a lot of buzz among casual boxing fans in the coming weeks and months.
“It simply came to our notice then. Let me pivot the battle [Canelo vs. GGG 3] mem. It will be contested at 168. Golovkin did not fight at a full-fledged 168-pound. That in itself is remarkable.
“The guy has been battling middleweight since 2004 with the occasional flame over 160 pounds against Steve Rolls or something? But this guy will move up to 168, could that benefit Gennadiy Golovkin in such a fight?
“Golovkin was softened to the body for a few years, starting with Sergiy Derevyanchenko’s fight a few years ago. You could even see in his last fight against Ryota Murata, he took a few shots at the body shots, which clearly affected that.
“I hope Canelo has a game plan that attacks so early and often. The most likely outcome here is that we see something decisive for the first time in this trilogy between these two guys.
“I agree that if Bivol fought Beterbiev or Smith, that would be a big risk. I wonder how much money that would be on the table to fight Beterbiev. Maybe not much.
“Certainly not as close as it would be for a Cinnamon battle, that’s for sure. As significant as Beterbiev’s fight against Bivol is, it’s unsaleable in the United States Hardcore boxing fans know these guys. Average boxing fans don’t.
“It kind of reminds me of Beterbiev vs. Gvozdyk, which happened in Philadelphia and had no fans. It’s hard to market that fight. Even Beterbiev vs. Smith, Joe is from Long Island, it takes place in the theater at MSG. Not in the big room at MSG.
“It’s about how salable that fight is. When I was at the Gilberto Ramirez show a few weeks ago, Golden Boy officials insisted that the WBA would demand that Ramírez fight Bivol.
“They would threaten to take his belt if he didn’t. Now, I don’t think the WBA would do anything out of its own interest, ”said Mannix.