Gennady Golovkin is going to clash against Saul Canelo on 15th September at the T-Mobile Arena in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. While Golovkin was 163.8 lbs., Canelo was a bit less at 163.2 lbs during the Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 weigh-in on Saturday preceding the bout. It is expected that both these pugilists will be in the 170s at the time of rehydration for the combat. One can expect Canelo to be much lighter as compared to the previous occasion when he met Golovkin in a fight in September 2017. Interestingly, Canelo appeared to be a bodybuilder that time weighing just 160 lbs.
Canelo, who is 28 years old at present, is under tremendous pressure given that he was tested positive on a couple of occasions for using a banned stuff named clenbuterol. It is impossible for Canelo to combat Golovkin while fighting the pugilist with his back against the ropes and requiring rest breaks constantly in the same manner he fought his opponent last time. In fact, Golovkin thrashed Canelo convincingly last year. According to Erik Morales, former 4 division world champion, Canelo has the edge over Golovkin when these 2 lock horns at the T-Mobile Arena. However, Morales must rue his comments given that Canelo has got a small stature, is unable to punch hard enough and also doesn’t have much stamina either.
It won’t be surprising if we find Canelo at the mercy of his famed rival on 15th September. However, unlike Morales, the fans think that Canelo will be easily overcome by the Kazakhstan fighter. In fact, they feel that there will be a knockout which will go in the favor of Golovkin. The reason is rather simple. Golovkin is stronger, bigger, and likewise in a better condition as compared to Canelo for this particular bout. It was witnessed during the first fight that in spite of bulking up just like a bodybuilder Canelo failed to even hurt his opponent. Instead, it was Canelo who needed constant breaks due to injuries in every round. Moreover, some of those breaks lasted for more than two minutes.
If it happens like that in this fight, then Canelo has hardly any chance of overcoming his rival. Interestingly, Golovkin is going to defend his title in the middleweight category for the 21st time that will break the record shared by him with Bernard Hopkins. However, Golovkin has asserted that he fancies beating Canelo than breaking the aforesaid record and creating history. Moreover, he is confident of his triumph over Canelo which will be his second against the same opponent. While Golovkin will fight Canelo on September 15, David Lemieux is going to combat Gary Spike’ O’Sullivan in a middleweight action. Incidentally, the winner of that fight would probably face Canelo in December. On the other hand, Golovkin has no intention of fighting any of the two pugilists irrespective of whether he wins or loses on September 15. The reason for this is that Golovkin is contemplating on taking on Billy Joe Saunders in a quest to win the coveted WBO middleweight title.