Well, we’re a little more than 2 weeks from the biggest fight of the year. I’d be lying if I said I was anything short of giddy about this fight. Boxing fans have waited forever for Canelo to agree to this matchup, through a ridiculous bout with Amir Khan and an even more ridiculous glorified sparring session with JCC Jr.
I’m afraid I’m going to disagree with my colleague on a couple points here. This will likely be the hardest Canelo will ever get hit, and while I give the edge to Canelo for pure technical skill, GGG is right up there and hits like a freight train. I don’t think Alvarez’s chin has ever been tested like this.
That said, Canelo has everything needed to go the distance, but I think Golovkin takes him out in the 8th round by TKO. I don’t see him hitting the canvas multiple times, but I see the referee stepping in to stop an accumulation of GGG’s shots.
Prediction: GGG by TKO 8