Gennady Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler has explained what the WBC, IBF, WBA and IBO middleweight champion will do differently to beat Canelo Alvarez. The two middleweight fighters finally met in their title showdown in September of last year as the duo served up a boxing classic. However, the event was marred by the scorecards of the judges as while many felt Golovkin had edged the contest, judge Adelaide Byrd scored a controversial 118-110 for Canelo which ultimately contributed to a split-decision draw. The rematch, though, is finally set for Cinco de Mayo on 5 May later this year and both fighters are looking to win the sequel. Canelo, in particular, has promised a knockout this time around which was met with ridicule from Golovkin's coach in Abel Sanchez, who stated that he had to stop running in order to score a finish. Loeffler is in agreement as he states that the Mexican cannot become the first person to knock out "GGG" while fighting backwards. "Canelo this time around, he's … [Read more...] about Tom Loeffler explains what Gennady Golovkin will do differently to defeat Canelo Alvarez
Abel Sanchez has warned Canelo Alvarez that he must actually attempt to knock out Gennady Golovkin if he hopes to deliver on his promise of a finish. Canelo (49-1-2) and Golovkin (37-0-1) finally met in a middleweight title showdown in September of last year in Las Vegas. In what was a boxing match for the ages as the fight went the distance, the event was marred by the judges' scorecards. While "GGG" and many in the boxing world felt he had done enough to retain his titles, judge Adelaide Byrd scored a controversial 118-110 for Canelo which ultimately contributed to a split-decision draw and a barrage of criticism for the female judge. Canelo has had a history of controversial decisions going his way in the past, though, the Mexican fighter did issue a warning before their initial meeting that the fight could end in a knockout. However, during the bout, the 27-year-old was notably moving around a lot and not coming forward and fighting "like a Mexican" as he was later criticised by … [Read more...] about Abel Sanchez: Running won’t help Canelo Alvarez knock out Gennady Golovkin in rematch
Following official confirmation that the rematch was set for 5 May, the location of the fight is next on the agenda for the sequel between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. The two middleweights last faced each other in Las Vegas on 16 September. In a fight that was two years in the making, the title bout met all expectations until it was time for the judges' scorecards. While "GGG" and many in the boxing world felt he had done enough to retain his titles, judge Adelaide Byrd scored a controversial 118-110 for Canelo which ultimately contributed to a split-decision draw and a barrage of criticism for the female judge. Although talks for a rematch followed soon after, there had been no real update until this Monday (29 January). With both fighters promising a finish this time, anticipation for the fight is slowly growing. However, there are still doubts over where it will take place this time. While the Golovkin camp are open to fighting in Nevada again, they are likely to be more … [Read more...] about Where will the Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin rematch take place?
Register for our free newsletter Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are set to meet again in an eagerly-awaited May 5 rematch. The announcement was made by actor and former wrestler The Rock in a video released by the US pay-per-view network Home Box Office. The middleweight stars fought a hugely controversial draw in their first meeting last September. Judge Adelaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 in favour of Alvarez, a verdict which drew widespread condemnation and led to Byrd being stood down from major fights. The other two judges, Dave Moretti and Don Trella, scored 115-113 in favour of Golovkin and a 114-114 draw respectively. Golovkin, who suffered the only blot on his 38-fight professional record as a result of the verdict, later tweeted: “You’re right. This time we won’t need the judges.” … [Read more...] about Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin set for May rematch
CANELO ALVAREZ has agreed to a May 5 rematch against three-belt middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.The report said Golovkin’s camp was expected to green light the bout in “the next few days”, noting there was no rematch clause for a third fight in the agreement.Speaking to the LA Times, promoter Eric Gomez said: “It’s going to be another great fight, so it’ll likely be a natural to do another rematch, but it’s not in the agreement.“We want to concentrate on getting this (second Alvarez-Golovkin fight) done and then we can talk about a third fight later,” added Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions.Gomez was speaking at a workout for welterweight title fighter Lucas Matthysse in Indio, California, east of Los Angeles.Undefeated Golovkin, who was making his Las Vegas debut, and Alvarez fought to a draw in a September 16 thriller that lived up to its hype as a showdown between the top two middleweights in the … [Read more...] about Canelo Alvarez agrees to meet Gennady Golovkin in May 5 rematch after controversial draw in September last year