Canelo says Golovkin 'is not the monster everybody is talking about'

September 17, 2017 10:43 AM

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Alvarez doesn't think Golovkin is over the hill but says he might have lost some of the fear factor.

Three-belt champ Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez look set to rule the resurgent middleweight division for years to come after their 12-round slugfest which ended in a stalemate.

"It was a great fight," said boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya. "This is one of the best fights we have seen in recent years."

Golovkin, who was making his Las Vegas debut, and Mexico's biggest star Alvarez delivered on all levels as two of boxing's pound-for-pound best met at the T-Mobile Arena Saturday, September 16 (Sunday Manila time) in a highly-anticipated fight that was two years in the making.

The evenly-matched fight ended in a draw which meant Kazakhstan's Golovkin would keep his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation belts.

Golovkin is considered one of the fittest athletes in boxing and he needed every ounce of that conditioning and every extra breath of air to withstand the force of Alvarez's body and head punches.

Alvarez says he would use his rematch clause for a second fight against knockout king Golovkin, who has now gone the distance his last two fights. In March, he had his streak of 23 consecutive knockouts snapped when he outpointed Daniel Jacobs.

Also read: Canelo vs. GGG: Live updates from ‘the real fight of the year’

Source: rappler.com

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