Mexican boxing legend Marco Antonio Barrera has given his prediction on who he thinks will win the trilogy fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin on September 17.
Barrera believes Canelo Alvarez will be looking to emphatically close the book on his rivalry with Gennadiy Golovkin when they meet on September 17.
The two modern day greats face off for a third time at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, the same venue for their first two fights. On the line is Canelo’s Undisputed Super Middleweight Title but winning the rivalry will mean just as much for the Mexican.
Speaking on The DAZN Boxing Show, the Mexican ring legend Barrera said:
“They bring out the best in each fighter and I think it will be better than the other two.”
Barrera took his place in boxing folklore with his own trilogy against bitter rival and fellow Mexican Erik Morales between 2000 and 2004. Each fight was memorable, and each went the distance just as Alvarez and Golovkin have on both occasions.
The three-weight world champion went on to give his Canelo vs GGG trilogy verdict:
“They were two very close fights. Many people were left wondering who won the first and the second. In this third fight, there will be no strategy.”
“There will be no doubt who will win the fight.”
“Canelo Alvarez will be looking for the knockout from start to finish to be able to convince and close this trilogy.”
“Canelo has to put an end to it.”
Barrera himself was meant to be making a return to the ring next month in an exhibition fight against British boxing legend Ricky Hatton.
The bout was scheduled to take place on July 2 in Manchester on the same night as Hughie Fury vs Michael Hunter. However, Fury picked up an illness and the heavyweight fight was called off, leaving the Hatton-Barrera exhibition in doubt.
It has since been confirmed that the two retired fan favourites will go head-to-head on November 12.