Boxing News & Predictions: Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2 is the second encounter for the two middleweight boxers. At the first time of asking, the fight ended in a controversial draw, sparking widespread criticism over the judges scoring methods. Saul “Canelo” and “GGG” have had to wait for the best part of a year for this hugely anticipated event, which takes place in Las Vegas on 5th May 2018.

But it’s more than pride at stake as all for belts will be up for grabs: WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO Middleweight Titles. Canelo vs Gennady Golovkin 2 is pipped to be one of the highlights of this year’s boxing calendar.

Canelo Alvarez Fight Record

Saul Alvarez, aka “Canelo” is one of Mexico’s most prolific modern day fighters. His record of 49 wins is a testament to his supremacy inside the ring throughout a colourful, and enigmatic career. Only three boxers have equaled or bettered him over twelve rounds: Jorge Juarez, Floyd Mayweather and GGG. The latter, a multiple champion and P4P in his own right, was Canelo’s opponent in the prequel to this upcoming bout on May 5th.

Date

Opponent

Record

Location

Outcome

Method

27/09/16 Gennady Golovkin 37 0 0 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas D SD
06/05/17 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr 50 2 1 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas W UD
17/09/16 Liam Smith 23 0 1 AT&T Stadium, Arlington W KO
07/05/16 Amir Khan 31 3 0 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas W KO
21/11/15 Miguel Cotto 40 4 0 Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas W UD

Canelo Alvarez vs. Floyd Mayweather Highlights

Watch the replay of Canelo Alavarez vs. Floyd Mayweather

 

Gennady Golovkin Fight Record

Kazakh boxer Gennedy Golovkin is among the elite level of professional fighters who can boast a clean record with zero losses. Many fans and critics consider his to be the greatest modern middleweight in the game, a throwback to the golden era of boxing. GGG is known for immense punching power and neat footwork; a combination that has enabled him to blaze through challengers from all corners of the globe. Golovkin’s only blip is his draw with Canelo, which he will be aiming to rectify when the two fighters meet for the second time inside a year.

Date Opponent Record Location Outcome Method
16/09/17 Saul Alvarez 49 1 1 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas D SD
18/03/17 Daniel Jacobs 32 1 0 Madison Square Garden, New York W UD
10/09/16 Kell Brook 36 0 0 O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich W TKO
23/04/16 Dominic Wade 18 0 0 Forum, Inglewood W KO
17/10/15 David Lemieux 34 2 0 Madison Square Garden, New York W TKO

Gennedy Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez Highlights

Watch the video replay of the first GGG vs. Canelo fight

 

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2 Tips & Prediction

Anything can happen in Vegas. Last time out we put forward two possible outcomes: for Canelo to win, he must bring it to GGG early on, steer the direction of the fight in his favour by controlling a fast tempo; and we also considered that if this plan fell through then GGG would take the fight on points. Adalaide Byrd robbed us of the second scenario coming true, having volunteered an embarrassing assessment of rounds scored in Canelo’s favour. But, that’s what happens in Vegas, so we’ll let it go.

“This is terrible for sport, for boxing,” Golovkin said. “You know, I’m a champion. This is biggest fight for boxing. If these judges, you know, like today — this is terrible. Unbelievable. Unbelievable… I’m a fighter, I’m a boxer. You know, If second fight the same, for me it’s not my problem, you know. I come into boxing, I come into ring. [Scoring the fight] is not my job. My job only in ring.” – Golovkin

For Canelo Alvarez vs Gennedy Golovkin 2 we are sticking to our guns. Canelo knows he need to puncture the onslaught of GGG, who in-turn recognises the importance of doing more in the infantile rounds to wear down his Mexican counterpart quicker.

“I’ve seen it like 10 times, I think I made it a big fight. I won the fight by two points… I think that to making it more convincing I just have to throw more punches and nothing else. We are planning to concentrate before the fight in the mountains of Colorado to get in the best condition.” – Canelo Alvarez

To that end, we envision a lively encounter with the possibility of a knockdown throughout the fight. GGG remains our favourite to win, we’re tipping him – in conjunction with the oddsmakers – to retain his titles.

How to Watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennedy Golovkin 2

If you’re in the majority of the fanbase who won’t be flying out to Vegas to capture this fight live, then don’t despair, as HBO has this one covered. This is a headline event in the boxing calendar so the price tag to watch won’t be cheap. Viewers from the UK and Europe can access the fight through the pay-per-view boxing channels available online and through cable.

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