Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez has given his verdict on who he thinks will win between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin on September 17.
Their trilogy bout takes place at the T-Mobile Arena where Canelo will defend his undisputed super middleweight championship against his great rival. The 31-year-old has yet to be beaten by Golovkin, with one draw and one win against the Kazakh.
Marquez, no stranger to marquee fights himself, fought in Vegas over 20 times during a distinguished career that included world titles and a four-fight series with Manny Pacquiao.
Speaking on the ProBoxTV Espanol Podcast ‘Dinamita’ believes this fight, just like his fourth with Pacquiao, will end by knockout with another victory for Mexico.
“He’s (Canelo) going to be in and around him, in front of him, he’s going to be looking for counter punches and he’s going to be throwing punch combinations to the weak areas.”
“I think this fight will end in a knockout. Eight, nine rounds.”
“Canelo, in the previous fights, where Golovkin was going low, Canelo showed how you can beat him.”
The champion will go into the fight looking to bounce back from last month’s defeat at light heavyweight to Dmitry Bivol. Golovkin, however, became unified middleweight champion in April with a ninth-round stoppage win over Ryota Murata in Japan.