It’s been recognized for some time now that barring any upsets or different points, Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin are on a collision course for a September combat on DAZN pay-per-view, which shall be a 3rd assembly between the 2 Corridor of Fame-bound stars.
However after what you noticed of Golovkin in Saturday’s win over Ryota Murata, do you still want to see the combat?
On the one hand, Golovkin is 40, celebrating that milestone birthday a day earlier than his win over Murata in Japan. He regarded stiff and sluggish early, and greater than lumbering a bit with heavy toes — foot work was by no means his biggest asset — he wasn’t shifting his head rather a lot, and Murata was capable of finding clear success with physique photographs, too, which appeared to place Golovkin in some ache.
However, GGG most likely had some rust, having been out of the ring since late 2020. He was preventing on the highway, too, and moreover, Murata’s fighter. He’s not somebody whose strong problem to Golovkin ought to be written off, he’s not some bum that received the decision. Murata held a world title coming in and was an Olympic gold medalist in 2012.
Golovkin did still win, too, and in conclusive vogue. This didn’t go to the playing cards, and it actually didn’t go to questionable playing cards. He took over, hammered away, and broke Murata down en path to a ninth spherical stoppage.
However towards Canelo, Golovkin shall be going as much as 168 lbs to combat for an undisputed championship towards the person most imagine is the very best fighter within the sport at the moment, pound-for-pound. And Alvarez is in his prime.
Even when Canelo loses to Dmitry Bivol in a 175 lb title problem on Might 7, the Canelo-GGG combat would still make sense. It’d still be large cash, and there are worse plans for bouncing again than a giant cash combat towards an actual profession rival.
So let’s simply mark it down because the combat is going to occur. Do you want to see it still? I’m not asking if it is smart money-wise, as a result of it does on either side, and I’m not asking if it’ll promote pay-per-views, as a result of it’ll. Overlook the enterprise facet for this dialog. Simply as a combat, do you want to see Canelo-GGG 3 in September?
Do YOU still WANT to see Canelo vs GGG 3 in September?