Who are you Backing Tonight: Gennady “GGG” Golovkin or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez
Article by Eric Iraheta
Tonight is the night we have all been waiting for. To hell with that circus last month, this is the night every boxing fan should have marked on their calendars. Every single boxing fan, from the most casual to the pugilist historians, will be glued to their screens (if you aren’t at the Arena). This is the night boxing receives a new chapter in its already glorious tale. Tonight is the night Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0 33 KO’s) defends his Middleweight Championships against the ever so dangerous Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1 34 KO’s).
Two brilliant evenly matched boxers with devastating power, outstanding footwork and remarkable ring awareness. This fight has all the ingredients to create a classic all out war like Hagler-Hearns, Gatti-Ward, Morales-Barrera. Two top, pound for pound fighters, ready and willing to risk it all, ready to cement their place in the shrine that is boxing.
So who do you choose? Who do you back in this fight? Do you take the youth and relentless pressure of Canelo Alvarez or the brute inhuman power of Gennady Golovkin? GGG has knocked out 89% of his opponents, including 21 of the last 22 fighters. Other than Danny Jacobs this past year, no other fighter in the past 11 years was able to survive a full fight with Golovkin.
Canelo has knocked out 76% of his opponents. The differences between GGG and Canelo, is that Canelo for the most part, is not a one shot knockout guy. His talent lays in the ability to break down his opponents with relentless pressure. He stalks his opponents, landing both to the head and body with insane precision eventually causing his opponents to crumble. Golovkin may have the more devastating power, but Canelo has the better ability to break down his opponents.
Gennady Golovkin may be the baddest man on the planet. His fists are made of steel, forged out of cast iron created only to inflict damage on his opponents. He kills with a smile, he is murder with a smirk. GGG is the boogey man of boxing, nobody wanted to fight him for a long time. Even Canelo took his time before signing the contract. GGG is a mad scientist in the ring, his form is flawless, his footwork is impeccable. The power is deadly and the skill is near perfect. Will he win tonight? Who knows. However, one thing we do know, win or lose, it will always be a big drama show
Canelo Alvarez is the young lion that every fighter should fear. He is skilled, he is powerful and he is relentless. Canelo is a barbarian in the ring, swinging his two arms with deadly accuracy and blinding, bone crushing speed. Canelo not only beats his opponents, he dismantles them. Canelo is in the prime of his career, he is stronger than ever and is ready to conquer the planet.
Canelo Alvarez takes on Gennady Golovkin for Middleweight Supremacy, winner takes all. This is a fight that has the potential to be one of the great ones. I have a feeling that we will be talking about this fight for years to come. So who do you choose? Which fighter will you be cheering for? The Thunder from Kazakhstan or El Guerrero de Guadalajara. Either or, every one watching should praise these two warriors and get ready for one amazing fight.
Please comment and let us know who you are backing and why?