Boxing Needs the Canelo GGG Trilogy
The idea of Canelo Alvarez fighting Gennady Golovkin for a third time in 2019 is something I am already excited about. Boxing has enjoyed some terrific trilogies over the years: Arturo Gotti and Micky Ward, Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield, and Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton.
Saturday night, I watched Canelo and GGG battle for 12 rounds on Mexican television. I scored it a draw, but observed a close fight that could have gone either way. When two of the judges scored it 115-113 for Alvarez, I was satisfied with the decision. Golovkin never hurt his opponent like I expected him to, especially with all the trash talking in the months leading up to the fight. After 24 rounds of boxing, these two middleweight superstars have fought some terrific rounds of boxing.
I am ready for the third fight and hope that unlike their previous bouts, this one will end in a knockout. GGG made his reputation by putting his opponents on the canvas, but he has been unable to rock Canelo in either fight. Alvarez has a terrific chin and he is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with Golovkin. The judges favor the Mexican star on the scorecards when he goes the distance, so GGG knows that the only way he can take his belts back is by knocking out Canelo. Boxing needs these kind of super fights and I am happy that die hard fight fans are the big winners.