Opinion | Sep 15 2017

‘Canelo Alvarez beats Golovkin all day long’

Canelo Alvarez is so much better than Gennady Golovkin will expect, says former opponent Ryan Rhodes
Canelo Alvarez
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A LOT of people said that Canelo Alvarez is ducking Gennady Golovkin, I didn’t look at it like that, I look at it like it’s got to make business sense for all involved. Obviously they’ve got to that level and fights like this don’t just happen overnight, it takes time to make.

I didn’t think it would be like Mayweather-Pacquiao, I didn’t think it would take that long, but massive fights like this take a lot longer to make and organise than other ones.

I was a little bit disappointed that Canelo Alvarez didn’t try and stop Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr. Chavez Jnr probably killed himself to get to the weight, I don’t think he had much left in the tank. It was an easy night’s work for Alvarez and he fights like that – if he can have an easy night’s work, he’ll have an easy night. He doesn’t over-exert himself, he doesn’t push himself if he doesn’t need to.

 

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