The over-hype and more than “fictional” fight is NEVER happening, but that hasn’t stopped Floyd Mayweather Jr adding his two cents on the upcoming brawl. Read on…
LatinoAthlete.com has the latest coming from Floyd Mayweather Jr. who strongly believes that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) will take-down Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs).
The 26-year-old Mexican professional boxer, Canelo may be viewed as the underdog in his fight against Golovkin, 35, but that’s not what Mayweather thinks. Floyd sees nothing special in Golovkin’s game. He believes that Saul Alvarez is a way better fighter and a real threat for Golovkin.
Mayweather points out that Golovkin makes a lot of mistakes, but he must be doing something right for him to still be unbeaten.
“I really believe Triple G has good punching power as a fighter. He’s got good punching power, but he’s flat-footed. He makes a lot of mistakes, but boxing is different now.”
When it comes to Canelo vs GGG, Floyd Mayweather only sees one man as the victor and its not Golovkin.
“Do I think Triple G can beat Canelo? Absolutely not. I think there’s a few guys that can beat Triple G, and Canelo is on the top of the list. I believe that he’ll beat him.”
How long does Floyd Mayweather thinks that the fight will last between Canelo-Golovkin?
Mayweather had this to say:
“I don’t think it’ll go the distance. Canelo Alvarez is one of the best fighters in boxing right now. I commend him. I take my hat off to him,” said Mayweather.
Floyd continues to pour on the compliments when it comes to Canelo. He has nothing but great things to say despite his inability of not Knocking out Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on their Cinco de Mayo weekend fight. That fight showed that Canelo’s punching power isn’t nearly as formidable at middleweight as it was when he was fighting at junior middleweight. That doesn’t mean that Canelo can’t knockout Golovkin. Ask Mayweather, he is 100% behind Saul Alvarez.
Mayweather concluded by saying:
“I wouldn’t say just me. Yes, I think there are a few others that can beat him. Alvarez will beat him.”
Meanwhile, De La Hoya spoke about the upcoming Golden Boy Promotions fight to Fighthub. He passionately said:
“With the heavyweight division being back with Anthony Joshua, you know with the Keith Thurman fight that was viewed by what, more than 5 million people on prime time TV, with Canelo-Chavez selling over a million homes — we’re expecting close to 3 million with Golovkin and Canelo in September. These are the types of fights that bring boxing back, and that’s exactly my mission – is to bring boxing back, bring back that excitement that people used to live for when watching boxing.”