This Could Be Fight of the Year
The first fight was a great fight. It wasn't quite what I expected. I really thought Canelo would stay with his aggressive nature and fight on the inside. Gennady Golovkin thought he would too. In my opinion that move cost him the fight. Canelo is not a bad counter puncher, but he's no Floyd Mayweather. He can't make a living on the outside countering a fighter as good as GGG. I think most of the realistic boxing fans know that GGG won that fight. That draw was a gift to Canelo.
Canelo says that this time he would not leave it up to the judges. That is good news boxing fans, because that was what was missing in the last fight. Canelo is an inside fighter when he is at his best. Sure he can counter effectively, but that's not his specialty. It's not going to win him fights alone. He's a flat footed power fighter. He can box I'm not saying he can't, but he's no Ali to be laying on the ropes. He's got to be the Canelo that got to this mega fight. Defend and parry the punches on the inside and throw the bombs.
GGG said he is not going to change anything. He was really the winner of the last fight, but he to says he doesn't want to leave it in the hands of the judges, and if anyone wouldn't want to it's GGG. Canelo went against the ropes and tried to out punch GGG by making him miss. That was fine for Golovkin as he went right at him all night. He was the aggressor, he pushed the action, and he was clean and effective all night long. GGG took a couple of Canelo's hardest shots during the contest, but his chin held up like granite.
The next fight should be as good as the first. I still think GGG is the better fighter, and I think he will win the fight, but he's probably not knocking out Canelo any more than he would him. They've both got solid chins. GGG out boxes him again, but can he beat the corrupt judges?