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Canelo v GGG 16 Sept

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http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/20639408/gennady-golovkin-offers-choice-words-canelo-alvarez-ahead-bout

The tricks of the trade:

"Danny Jacobs is the second-best middleweight in boxing. It was a tough fight because the two best in the middleweight division were fighting each other," Sanchez said. "The matchup was as good in the ring as it was on paper.  Jacobs also gamed the system by skipping the IBF's mandatory fight-day weigh-in, where the fighters are only allowed to gain 10 pounds from the previous day's official weigh-in. Gennady, as defending champion, honored the IBF's rule and weighed in the next morning. Who knows how heavy Jacobs was the night of the fight?"

"But even with that advantage, Gennady was able to win. Jacobs was easily one weight division heavier than Gennady"

 

 

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https://www.ringtv.com/ratings/

The sparing GGG and Canelo have done in the past makes for some chatter about Canelo getting hurt with some big body shots from G.   Yea, maybe but the gym ain't the main event.   Lots of tigers in the gym who never put it together fight nite.

Here's what ya want:

 

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Canelo vs GGG 6 Years Later

 

http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/page/enterpriseGGG/gennady-golovkin-waited-years-career-defining-fight-canelo-alvarez

In the tried and true tradition of the shady/bullshit side of boxing  GGG has cleaned out the middleweight division, like Marvin Haigler, and finally gets some big fights and $$$.  The Mexican fans know what he can do and have waited a long time for Canelo to step in the ring with GGG - the mirror image of the great Julio Caesar Chavez Sr.

"Over the next five or six years, Alvarez continued to fight for big money -- Forbes estimated his annual salary at $28.5 million this year -- against the stars of the sport, while Golovkin racked up titles, knockouts -- and a list of fighters who kept finding reasons not to fight him. What's interesting is where those lists intersect: Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. all fought Alvarez but not Golovkin.

"A kind of mystique grew around the guy, and no one wanted to fight him," says HBO Sports executive vice president and boxing head Peter Nelson. "Just being able to go over six rounds with Gennady Golovkin became a badge of honor."

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This one will be bloody and rough i think. I like Alvarez, with GGG burned out by the fifth because he's used to fast attacks, and Alvarez whittling him down to a decision.

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19 hours ago, mikewof said:

This one will be bloody and rough i think. I like Alvarez, with GGG burned out by the fifth because he's used to fast attacks, and Alvarez whittling him down to a decision.

Yea, tough, tough fight.  G just brings it - Canelo's got to be smart early & avoid that sledgehammer jab.  He does that & it's game on.  I got G with a TKO in the 12th.  

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Good, maybe great fight.   Neither guy knocked down and just slugging it out.   Can't figure out that first judges card (118-110 Canelo???) but that's boxing.

 Canelo's the new Golden Boy.  He should have a great career - has fought the best and is only 27.   I would want to see him fight Jacobs next  but they'll avoid that and go with the rematch and bigger money.

GGG a class act and deadly boxer.  

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