The most anticipated rematch is finally upon us, as Gennady Golovkin takes on Canelo Alvarez. The last time that these two took one another was back in September of 2017. One year later, and this has to be the biggest rematch in modern day boxing.
From supposed experts to the fans, we all have our opinion on who truly won the fight between Alvarez and Golovkin the first time around. After the controversy, we were given a draw, which immediately called for a rematch in the making. Both fighters have an equal amount of 34 knockouts on their record, but Golovkin has an undefeated record of 38-0, while Alvarez holds a record of 49-1.
The breakdown for this fight won’t be simple, but Alvarez loves deliver strong hooks and jabs. Meanwhile, Golovkin remains patient and counters with calculation. Regardless, both men are the reason why boxing fans are still tuning in.
When the rematch was originally supposed to happen, it was scheduled for May 5th of 2018. Due to Alvarez testing positive for steroids in his system, he was given a six-month suspension. During that time, Golovkin fought Vanes Martirosyan and knocked him out in the second round of a twelve-round bout to retain his WBA (Super), WBC and IBO Middleweight titles.
This fight is going to break records, as it is labeled as one of the biggest fights of the modern era. By the end, expect for Alvarez to be gassed, similar to his first encounter against GGG. Golovkin is going to force Alvarez to exhaust himself in the early rounds, but between rounds 8-12, Golovkin will make the moves necessary to knock out Alvarez.
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