Atlas Claims Canelo Can Beat GGG Easily
Who wins #CaneloGGG 2 in May? Teddy Atlas tells @CommishRandyG & @gerrycooney that Canelo gets the W … and that it might be an easy fight for Alvarez this time around. #boxing pic.twitter.com/OEVhcgdC18
— SiriusXM Boxing (@SiriusXMBoxing) January 30, 2018
Teddy Atlas made his feelings known on the much anticipated rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, and told Sirius-XM’s Randy Gordon and Gerry Cooney that it may be a short night at the office for Canelo Alvarez.
“Golovkin is a guy who’s starting to slip,” Atlas told the two hosts on their Sirius-XM radio program.
“I said this before it was popular to say, that he was an overrated guy. I said it on your air, you guys jumped all over me!”
“Golovkin won the first fight, won it clearly…but in the rematch I’m gonna go the other way, for Canelo, because Golovkin is slipping,”
In a story first reported on by Michael Woods of Bad Left Hook, Atlas believes that Golovkin may be a bit overrated, and claiming that the scorecards didn’t go Alvarez’ way due to the Mexican superstar’s uncertainty, and not the skill of GGG.
“Canelo wasn’t sure that he could handle the size and the strength of GGG, now he is sure, and I think he is going to be more consistent from an offensive standpoint in this rematch, and he might win the fight easy.”
When asked about Atlas’ comments, Abel Sanchez told Michael Woods of Bad Left Hook that Atlas is someone who needs to watch who he calls “overrated.”
“Atlas is the one who is overrated, always has been. Finally ESPN took the blindfolds and ear plugs off to clearly see and hear that,” Sanchez told me.
“Opinions are easy to offer, look at the ones before the first fight,” Sanchez continued. “The bottom line is, the fight proved who was best and the public knows what the score should have been. Those opinions are irrelevant, and people like Teddy Atlas and Adalaide Byrd seem to use a beautiful and dangerous sport to make themselves relevant.”