On Saturday, May 5, 2018, boxing fans will be treated to another boxing extravaganza in Las Vegas, Nevada as the two best Middleweights in the world, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), will square off in a highly-anticipated rematch.
Canelo—the Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight champion—and Golovkin—the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO Middleweight champion, look to settle their score after having fought to a disputed 12-round draw on September 16, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“It’s going to be another great fight, so it’ll likely be a natural to do another rematch, but it’s not in the agreement,” said Gomez.
The majority of the first-fight controversy centered around the scorecard of one judge–Adalaide Byrd–who somehow found a way to give Canelo the fight 118-110, while the two others judges had it much closer. Dave Moretti scored the fight 115-113 for Golovkin and Don Trella had it 114-114.
It’ll be interesting to see if either fighter changes up their gameplan for the second fight or if they feel confident in their original strategy.
Gomez for one, seems to think Canelo should pick up right where he left off.
“I know Canelo’s going to win,” said Gomez to Pugmire. “I think Canelo figured him out in the last three rounds. Look at that fight. Canelo handled [Golovkin] those last three rounds. And this time around, Canelo’s going to have an easier time with him. Not an easy fight, but he has the experience now and he wants this fight.”
Golovkin will be 36 by the time May 5 rolls around, while Canelo will be 27.
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