March 2017


Will Triple G Actually End Up Fighting Canelo?

There hasn’t been much in the way for Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez recently. Both fighters have been absolutely dominating their respective weight classes. Canelo at light middleweight and Triple G at middle weight. Less than ten pounds separate the two champions yet a fight between the two seems a distant possibility. Apparently, in order for a fight between the two to happen both would need to agree to fight at Golovkin’s weight of 160 pounds – no difficult feat for Canelo who walks around at 170 pounds. The issue, as always in the WBC, is money. Canelo’s team is concerned that the fighters might not be making their maximum purses if they decide to fight each other too soon.
Regardless, if the fight doesn’t happen it would surely hurt Canelo’s reputation in the boxing community at large because, since his loss to Floyd Maywheather in 2013, he has been often criticized for fighting down to opponents whereas a fight against Triple G would surely be a step up, not only in weight but also in stature for Canelo. Golovkin on the other hand would not suffer much criticism, if any because he has been making fights happen that fans have wanted his entire career. That almost cost him in his most recent bout against Daniel Jacobs which ended his eight year knock out streak but still ended up in a decision victory.
Both fighters can continue to act like their other upcoming fights really matter (and a few may, mainly for Golovkin) but the cold hard fact is this: Canelo Vs. Golovkin is the fight the whole boxing world is ready and quite eager to see. Canelo is set to square of with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr soon. Golovkin is set to fight Billy Joe Saunders in June. If they were to fight each other, September would be prime time for them to step into the ring finally.