'Smokin' Joe Mullender breaks down Canelo v Golovkin

Esther Moore
September 14, 2017

Should Alvarez-Golovkin end up delivering what is promised in terms of action while stamping the victor as the confirmed face of the sport in the post Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao era, it isn't out of the question to suggest the fight could help launch a return to the days of old - a time when big fights could not only command the attention of the general sporting public, but (most importantly) hold that attention firm by delivering upon the promise of the promotion for entertainment and building true momentum.

The match will be for Alvarez's The Ring middleweight title, while Golovkin will also defend his WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight championships. The Kazakh worked the head and the body with sharp bursts, putting on a clinic in stopping his dance partner in the eighth round with Steve Willies jumping in confirming the TKO.

So what scenario will it be this weekend: Alvarez or Golovkin getting rattled by their opponent's punching power; both showing respect for each other's punching power; or both showing too much respect?

The Kazakhstani fighter has looked less than overwhelming in his last two outings.

Loeffler said the bout confirms what he's always said about Golovkin (37-0, 33 knockouts). He is the most unsafe opponent of my career, but I'm ready for him and what's next to come. It will, no doubt, be a big test for Bill but if he comes through it then he deserves a shot at the victor of Canelo v Golovkin.

I wrote at the time this was confirmed, this is a fight of the decade.

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The fight did take longer than fans - and Golovkin - would have liked, as contentious negotiations sidetracked the fight.

When pressed on his goals in the sport of boxing, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist says, "I want to continue to challenge the best".

"It feels great because the negotiations were a bit complicated", Alvarez said.

Ahead of the fight, the two fighters faced a flood of press and fans at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with Golovkin taking the opportunity to parade his belts in front of the cameras.

"I believe the middleweight division will come back". "I'm expecting him to come forward and come for the knockout".

In March of this year, in what was his most recent fight, Golovkin endured his toughest test to date against a spirited Daniel Jacobs, and although GGG was able to hurt his opponent, knocking him to the canvas in Round 4, he was forced to go the full 12 rounds for the first time in his career, settling for a unanimous decision victory on that occasion.

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