Roy Jones, Jr. says Canelo has “more room to adjust” in rematch with Golovkin
September 26, 2017
Danny Z (117 articles)

Roy Jones, Jr. says Canelo has “more room to adjust” in rematch with Golovkin


By Danny Z | Contributing Writer

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LOS ANGELES — Following the conclusion of Jorge Linares’ win over England’s Luke Camebell, the media caught up with former pound-for-pound king Roy Jones, Jr., who spoke about the potential rematch between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.
Alvarez and Golovkin fought to an official draw outcome this past September 16, but the 118-110 score by judge Adalaide Byrd has created heavy scrutiny over the event outcome. Many fans and pundits alike maintained a scorecard where Golovkin, 35, edged the cinnamon hair-colored fighter, and some prominent media reporters reached a draw on their own respective cards. 

HBO Boxing’s Jones made it known on the Alvarez-Golovkin broadcast that he was fine with the draw decision because it was a close fight and fans get to see the rematch. When asked who might have the advantage in the possible bout, Jones cited Alvarez’s age as a benefit for the 27-year-old.

“Whoever makes the adjustments is going to prevail as the champ,” Jones said. “Both fighters can adjust, but Canelo, being the youngest, probably has more room.”

Jones, who, at just under the age of 50, fought at the beginning of this year in a TKO victory over Bobby Gunn (23-7-1, 20 KOs), also added that whoever can adapt like Andre Ward did in his rematch with Sergey Kovalev, will end up with their hand raised at the end.

“They got to do like Andre did in the second Kovalev fight,” Jones said. “They got to go back home, make adjustments to change what they did this first time, and whoever can make the most adjustments will win the fight. Just like the first fight with Ward and Kovalev.”

Negotiations for a rematch have reportedly already begun between both Alvarez’s and Golovkin’s camps, and May 2018 will likely be the target date if both fighters do not take interim bouts in between.

(Feature photo: Chris Hyde/Getty Images)



Danny Z

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