Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2 Rematch Boxing Preview

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 | 0

Alvarez's promoter and former world title holder Oscar De La Hoya announced on Twitter that he’s reached a deal for IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC
middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) to defend against Saul Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) in a rematch on
September 15.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2 Rematch Boxing Preview

Without going into details on the particulars of the percentage split, De La Hoya announced the news of the Golovkin-Canelo II fight will be done in 15 th September on HBO pay-per-view.

Match Overview

Boxing Match : Golovkin vs. Alvarez
Date :15 th September 2018
Venue : T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Broadcasting Channel : HBO

The initial rematch on May 5 was called off after Canelo tested positive for clenbuterol and was suspended for six months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for an anti-doping violation. In the meantime, GGG fought a replacement opponent Vanes martirosyan and knocked him out in the second round.

The most argued issue in the lengthy negotiations was the financial compensation each boxer would receive. Golovkin firmly stood on 50-50
split and Alvarez with Golden Boy Promotions initial offer stood at 65-35 in their favor.

On June 12, Golovkin was given a 24-hour ultimatum to agree on a 42.5 percent split or have the bout cancelled. Golovkin rejected the offer and stood on a 45 percent split and negotiations believed to hit stalemate.

Alvarez records & strength

Canelo Alvarez enters this fight with a 49-1-2 record that includes 34 knockouts and he has won seven of his last eight fights.

Alvarez is known for his extreme punching power and has produced knockouts in eight of his last 13 victories. Alvarez’s overall offensive ability
is elite stats, as he’s one of the best combination punchers in the sport, and he has a proven chain and is sharp defensive ability to go along with it.

Alvarez does a nice job of bobbing and weaving punches without giving up much position, and he was able to take punches from GGG without flinching much. You just want to see Alvarez be a little more aggressive in this contest and try to dictate the pace of the bout.

Golovkin record & strength

Gennady Golovkin enters this fight with a 38-0-1 record that includes 34 knockouts. Golovkin is 36 years old, stands at 5’10” with a 70 inch reach and has an orthodox stance and that is why he is the favorite to win this fight with odds at -190, so if you feel like placing your money on the fight, be diligent and read the current sportsbooks reviews so you are sure you know which ones you can trust and which you should steer clear of.

Golovkin is a knockout machine, only five of his career fights have seen as deceptive but some would say, age is catching up to him given that two of those fights have been his last two bouts. Golovkin is the ultimate pressure fighter who is constantly coming forward, forcing his opponent into mistakes and just waiting for the chance to land the haymaker.

In the end, will one-year layoff affect Alvarez or will he put on a legendary performance? Can Golovkin control his emotions from the last 12 months and prove why he is the greatest middleweight of all time?

About the Author

This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug

TSM Plug