Canelo vs. GGG odds: Gennady Golovkin an early favorite in the superfight
The fact that Chavez Jr. was the taller and bigger man did not make a difference as Canelo was able to score at will. Chavez Jr. did not win a single round against Canelo. Saturday night, 20,510 watched Alvarez-Chavez Jr.at T-Mobile Arena in Vegas.
“I expect the fight is going to be explosive and powerful”, Alvarez said.
“I literally have a missed call from Dubai, I have a missed call from the (United Kingdom), where Anthony Joshua and (Wladimir) Klitschko just sold out (a) 90 000-seat stadium, so there’s interest from all over the world”.
“We restarted negotiating two weeks ago and it got done a few days ago“, he said. Mayweather helped increase the popularity of the weekend for boxing with his annual fights, most notably against Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
Canelo didn’t say those word exactly, but he did tell Golovkin that he was up next.
Tonight’s Cinco De Mayo festivities in boxing circles are squarely in the middle of the Las Vegas strip at the MGM Grand – as passionate Mexican fans let their voices known tonight.
Minutes after turning what was touted as a big fight into a glorified sparring session, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez invited his next opponent into the ring.
Golovkin’s WBA, WBC and IBF belts will be on the line against the 26-year-old Mexican.
“First, I consider myself a person of strong mental strength, and I knew I had to focus”. The one loss Alvarez has suffered in his career was to Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in September of 2013. “I’ve shown I can do lots of things in the ring, anything”, he added. “The styles are there, they should mesh together – and on my part, that’s what you’ll see”.
Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) won his last fight – a unification bout with Daniel Jacobs – narrowly on points.
Alvarez, who had been fighting at light middleweight, had been accused of ducking the heavier Golovkin for a year. “This is fantastic fight for everyone”.
Anyway, getting back to tonight’s action. “What that means is I’m willing to fight the best, give the fans the best fights always”. My body didn’t do the things that I wanted to do.