Juan Manuel Marquez says Canelo is favorite against GGG because of better technical skill
September 11, 2017
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Juan Manuel Marquez says Canelo is favorite against GGG because of better technical skill


By Danny Z | Contributing Writer

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LAS VEGAS — Former four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez stated that the fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is highly competitive, but Alvarez’s technical skill is what is going to secure him the victory this Saturday night.

Marquez, who just recently retired from the sport of boxing after more than 20 years as a professional, has cemented his legacy as one of the best Mexican fighters throughout history. The 43-year-old fought the likes of Manny Pacquiao (multiple times) and Floyd Mayweather just to name a few, and was known as a fighter who would look for the counter shots during his fights.

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Alvarez, who has also developed into a solid counter puncher, is going up against a forward-coming boxer in Golovkin, who has consistently knocked out a majority of his opponents. However, Marquez believes that, even though the matchup is close between both fighters, Alvarez’s technical skills will be the deciding in factor.

“Gennady Golovkin is the type of fighter that comes forward with powerful punches. So, in this case, because of the styles of both fighters, this is a very competitive fight — a possible closed fight,” Marquez said on a recent episode of ESPN A Los Golopes. “But, in regards to the technical and boxing skill, you could lean towards the Mexican fighter.”

Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) is coming off a victory against Daniel Jacobs back in March. Jacobs took Golovkin the full 12 rounds for the first time in his professional career. Golovkin did enough to gain the unanimous decision, but did look to have some trouble against the taller Jacobs. Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) easily defeated Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. in an event that generated over one million pay-per-view buys back in May.

Tickets for the closed circuit telecast of Canelo vs. Golovkin at Bellagio Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino and Circus Circus Las Vegas are priced at $75, not including applicable fees. All seats are general admission and are currently on sale. Tickets may be purchased at any MGM Resorts International Box Office, by phone with a major credit card at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.


(Feature photo: Will Hart/HBO)

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