Mayweather: Canelo Will Stop GGG
For the first time since he fought Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez will enter a fight as the underdog when he faces Gennady Golovkin. One fighter that believes he will defeat ‘GGG’, however, is Mayweather, the last and only man to beat Canelo in the ring.
Speaking to Give Me Sport (via Boxing Scene), Mayweather said that he sees a number of flaws in Golovkin’s game that he believes Canelo will exploit.
“Do I think Triple G can beat Canelo? Absolutely not,” Mayweather said. ”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. 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."
Canelo took a major risk in 2013 when he stepped into the ring with Mayweather, despite being just 22 years old and far from his boxing prime. He was bested in that contest, but Mayweather saw a lot of promising qualities in the young Mexican boxer and rightfully predicted that he would soon take over the sport.
Golovkin is Canelo’s biggest test since Mayweather, and easily the most dangerous boxer that Alvarez has faced. But in his last bout against Danny Jacobs, ‘GGG’ began to show some flaws and saw his long knockout streak snapped as he beat Jacobs by a razor-thin decision.
Mayweather believes that not only will Canelo get his hand raised in September, but he will beat Golovkin before the final bell.
“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."
Canelo and Golovkin will fight for Golovkin’s middleweight championships on September 16 at a venue to be determined.