Canelo: GGG Clueless on Mexican Style

In recent days, Gennady Golovkin and his team have called out Canelo Alvarez, urging him to be more active when the two meet on Sept. 15 in their middleweight title rematch.

Golovkin and his team claim GGG fought with more a “Mexican style” than Alvarez did during their first bout last September that ended in a split draw. That comment has Alvarez and his trainers firing back.

“I don’t know where they get that, about how the Mexican style is to go forward and to punch and get punched. That’s not the Mexican style,” Alvarez said. “All of the opponents that he’s knocked out have stayed on the ropes or in front of him. That’s what he wants, to have a bag right there to knock out. Later, I learned that against a high-level opponent, you have to adapt to whatever style and show that you’re superior in whatever style. That’s the truth.”

Eddy Reynoso, who trains Alvarez, further stated that for GGG and company to claim he fights with a Mexican style is wrong and an insult to Mexican boxers.

“Look, to start with, this man doesn’t have a Mexican school,” Reynoso said. “He doesn’t even have a school. We see Abel’s fighters, every time they come out of a fight, they look as if they’ve been run over by a trailer. [Golovkin] throws his punches [wide]. He doesn’t know how to throw them. He doesn’t know how to stop them. He takes all of the punches that are thrown at him. He doesn’t know how to counterpunch. He doesn’t know how to feint. It’s the worst form of stupidity, what they presume the Mexican school to be.

“To say that young man has a Mexican style is an insult to the Mexican boxer.”

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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