Canelo Claims GGG Didn’t Take Risks In First Fight


Canelo Alvarez has heard the criticisms from Abel Sanchez and others who claimed that he “ran” in his 2017 fight against Gennady Golovkin.

And according to an article from Boxing Scene, Alvarez conceded that he needed to be more aggressive in September 2017, but believes he will be able to rectify that on May 5th when he and Golovkin return to Las Vegas.

“I learned a lot,” Canelo said. “When I made him miss there were a lot of openings that I didn’t take advantage of. Now I’m going to work in the gym to take advantage of those chances.

“We both want to win convincingly. We both want to erase any doubt. And that’s going to make the fight more interesting — because if we take more risks, there’s going to be more openings.”

While Golovkin’s team were deriding Alvarez for “running,” Alvarez claims that Golovkin wasn’t gunning for a knockout or willing to risk facing the power of his punches.

“He didn’t take a lot of risks either, because he was afraid of getting counter-punched,” Canelo said. “I did hurt him, but I can assure you he never hurt me in the whole fight.”

“I’ve seen the first fight. I know the changes I must make. That’s going to be the key to victory. It’s about adding more things to the preparation. We’re going to add to the arsenal and add more conditioning, punches and aggression. I need to add more punches and aggression for the victory to be clear. The best way to win this fight is by knockout. It’s not easy, but I can do it,” Canelo said.

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