Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez 2
August 20, 2018
Anthony Saldana (77 articles)
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Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez 2

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña

 

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, are the reigning middleweight Kings. When they clashed in September “Supremacy” wasn’t achieved instead bad blood ensued. Last September in what was one of the best fights in 2017. Judge Adelaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 for Alvarez when the judge Dave Moretti had it scored 115-113 for Golovkin and Don Trella scored it a draw 114-114 making their 12 round battle for the top spot in the middleweight division, a controversial split draw. In the months that ensued, Alvarez would be unceremoniously suspended, After testing positive for the illicit substance [Clenbuterol] their Cinco de Mayo bout was canceled. Would boxing fans get to see these two do battle again by years end? In the time being Golovkin outclassed Vanes Martirosyan en route to a dominating second round knockout. For fighting Martirosyan however Golovkin was forced to relinquish his IBF middleweight title for failing to instead fight his mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KO’s). Alvarez appealed his suspension eventually having it reduced to six months. Leaving just enough time for a showdown one day befor Mexican Independence Day, on September 15th and both fighters know just how much is on the line as this is definitely biggest fight of their lives. Alvarez, the lineal and Ring champion promises to end this fight in exciting fashion and silence critics who claim he should have come up short in the first matchup. “Truth is this fight means a lot more after everything that has happened and all that has been said. After being awarded a very generous scorecard to cause the draw “Canelo” says “ I will prove with my fists that I am the best and make Golovkin eat all of his words”. Entering the fight as champion Golovkin holding the WBC And WBA titles is looking to start a new knockout streak since losing his previous 23 fight mark at the hands of Daniel Jacobs. Golovkin would still drop Jacob on path to his decision victory in New York. “I am happy to be defending my titles on Mexican Independence Day, a great stage for true Mexican-style boxing” The two fighters have been working tirelessly in each of their camps. Both are very confident in their ability to end the fight decisively and stake their claims to be undisputed within the middleweight ranks of boxings elite. This ongoing saga has become quite true to Golovkins catchphrase; one big “big drama show”

The biggest fight of 2018 is just shy of one month away and fans are eager to see a decision to settle the thousands of forum wars of words. Will Alvarez finally be the fighter to make Golovkin touch the canvas for the first time in 435 fights? Or will Golovkin prove why he is still the mos avoided boogie man in the 160lb division? Where will you be when these two titans do battle at the T-Mobile arena will you be live in Las Vegas or watching at home? Either way follow Supreme boxing for updates and news as boxings super bowl fight quickly approaches.

 

Also on the card Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KO’s) returns to action against Mexico’s Moises Fuentes (25-5-1, 14 KO’s), the former WBO minimumweight champ. Gonzalez who has been inactive since consecutive losses to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, including a brutal KO loss, was slated to return in May, but Visa problems prevented the Nicaraguan from entering the US. Fuentes is coming off a first round knockout loss to the talented Japanese power-puncher Daigo Higa.

 

The PPV event is also expected to feature WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Mungia (30-0, 25 KOs) defending against Brandon Cook (20-1, 13 KOs), a twelve-rounder between middleweights David Lemieux (39-4, 33KOs) and Gary O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs), and WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (34-0, 9 KOs) defending against Aleksandra Lopes (18-4-3, 1 KO).

 

 

 

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