Arum Gives GGG Edge Due To Canelo Being “Clean”
While walking the red carpet for the ESPYs last week, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum decided to make a pick in the upcoming Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin rematch.
Arum, who represents neither fighter, believes that Golovkin would hold the advantage on September 15th in Las Vegas, going as far to think that the Kazakhstani fighter will drop Alvarez, because Alvarez is no longer using PEDs.
“I’ll take Triple-G to win the fight,” Arum told ESPN. “I think that Canelo is gonna pay the price for being off the juice. And I think that Triple-G will knock him out.”
Arum’s references to “juice,” comes from Alvarez failing two tests for clenbuterol back in February, which would cancel the May 5th rematch with Gennady Golovkin.
Alvarez has maintained that he had involuntary ingested the PED due to tainted meat, which has been a long standing issue in Mexico.
Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, laughed off the opinions of Arum.
“[Arum is] entitled to his opinions. That’s far from the truth. He’s going to have to wait to see what happens just like all of us on September 15. He’s more motivated than ever and I think he’s going to beat him easier this time,” Gomez told BoxingScene.com.
“He’s very motivated. He wants to stop him. That’s what he’s training for. He knows that it was too close to call the first time. He wants to win convincingly this time.”
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