Gennady Golovkin vs Saul Alvarez

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Its Salad Time

After the circus, comes the greatest show on earth. At least, that is what real fight fans will be hoping for, following the bizarre events in Vegas at the end of August. Whether the paying public are equally excited about what is on paper, the biggest fight for a long time, we can only speculate. Never give the people what they want…

Big punchers with big reputations – this is a big fight alright. Unbeaten Golovkin, against whom only one opponent has lasted 12 rounds (in his last fight against Daniel Jacobs. But Alvarez is no mug either – the younger man has amassed more fights, with 49 wins from 51 fights and only one defeat (against Floyd Mayweather which can be forgiven.) So the man who puts everyone on their backside, against the man who has never been KOd.

It’s not often you’ll find Canelo Alvarez prepare for a fight as a convincing second favourite in the market, but that’s the way of things here. The 27-year-old – yes, he’s still only 27, despite having 51 fights on his professional record – shows a CV of 49 wins, one draw and one C2150-508 defeat.

Alvarez doesn’t knock his men over as often as GGG however, so if either man is to prevail, it looks like it will go the full 12 rounds. Alvarez on points is a 3.5 shot on the Betfair exchange, whilst it is 4.5 on GGG winning on the judges scorecard. Split your money, back both, stay off the fast food of McGregor/Mayweather, and enjoy this salad of a sporting contest.

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