Many have speculated whether GGG edged enough for Canelo to beat him.
Canelo chose not to fight middleweight champion GGG in the rematch last December after the two met last year last September in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 35 years old boxer GGG would have to wait for roughly 8 months until he is able to meet his next opponent the 27 years old Canelo in the rematch fight. The event was set to happen on May but got delayed after Canelo did not pass the drug test.
Back then in the last September 2017, Golovkin waited for roughly 2 years until he had the chance to fight with Canelo. In total, the fighter needed to wait for 3 years until the fight against Canelo. There’s been speculation of why it is happening. Many think that it is the part of Canelo’s side strategy to make Golovkin wait for long.
Golovkin hasn’t given up anything from the 8 months he’s on the waiting line for the rematch with Canelo. It is going to be hard for the Golden Boy promotions star to win the rematch. Although his age is already 35 years old, we can agree that Golovkin still performed like a young boxer last September 2017. He had proven to be a good fighter by presenting better conditioning than younger Canelo. After all, he has more experiences than the other one.
When the two fighters met on the ring last year, we can see that Golovkin abilities are not losing to Canelo’s. They both had good condition. That’s why many agree that age does not affect Golovkin’s performance. Many experts agree that Canelo often pushes his own body’s limit. It is like looking at the 1000cc Car going up a steep hill on a hot day. You could imagine that the first few minutes of the bout you will witness the exhaust coming from Canelo. In the last September 2017, when fighting against Golovkin, we could see that he started turning red in the face and upper body in the early rounds.
If you have been around watching boxing matches, you’ll realize that it is the sign of the forced fight. Canelo forced his limited body’s strength to manage over Golovkin. Back then, Canelo’s trainer stated about how bad the situation was after the 9th round.
Canelo started fighting harder in the 10th. But he had realized that her body was struggling. He was still able to bear with the exhaust. However, he couldn’t come strong in the rounds of 10, 11, and 12. Many fans argued that Canelo was able to manage the rest of the series. But when you look carefully at the replays, Canelo was still only fighting hard in the first minute of the round. He was slowing down after roughly 60 seconds.
Golovkin has probably seen this pattern. That’s why he was pretty confident to state that he was ready to battle with Canelo again. He was also happy that Canelo retook the fight. Entitled as Canelo vs. GGG 2, we can agree that it is the bout that the world has been waiting for. If you are a diehard fan of one of the boxers, you must admit that the fight boxing deserves these two fighters on the screen. Many people did not agree with the judges’ decisions back in the first fight. But the upcoming Canelo vs. GGG 2 rematch should be fairer. Golovkin stated that he was leaving the ring as the middleweight champion of the world.
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Golovkin has had enough time to review the previous bout and check his wrongdoings last year. He is going to improve his game and won’t make the same mistakes as he did in the last meeting with Canelo. Golovkin, despite the age, still have everything needed to be the champion. He will use a different strategy against Canelo. He will improve significantly after learning a thing or two from his previous fight. Canelo also has the rooms for improvement so that he can beat Golovkin later.
In the upcoming Canelo vs. GGG 2, both Canelo and Golovkin will undoubtedly clear up the controversy happening from their last bout.