It came the moment of truth. Will Canelo be able to beat a rival stronger than him?
There are two types of people when it comes to boxer Canelo Álvarez. There are those who admire him because he always wins and those who criticize him for organizing fights against underweight boxers or those who are almost retired. Basically fights that put Canelo at an advantage.
But, for the first time, Canelo is about to do something that will earn him the respect of all Mexicans, fight Golovkin.
The Big Fight: Canelo vs Golovkin
This September 16, Mexico's Independence Day, Canelo Álvarez will fight at the T-Mobile Arena against Gennady Golovkin (known as GGG), the boxer from Kazakhstan who has won the love of the Mexican public.
GGG is the current WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO World Champion in the middleweight category. And if that wasn't enough, he also has the highest KO percentage in the history of the middleweight division!
On the other hand, Canelo will have to sweat his shirt because the stakes are high. If he won the so-called “fight of the year”, the Mexican boxer would become the third Mexican with ALL the most important belts (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO). This would also be his 50th win in his short 27 years. Of course, we cannot forget the juicy 50 million dollars that it will take. Good reason to win, don't you think?
The fight will be broadcast on PPV on HBO in the United States, starting at 8 p.m. However, at 10 pm the public television stations in Mexico (Televisa and Tv Azteca) will screen the Canelo vs. Golovkin fight for free.
The Fighting Frenzy
The Canelo and Golovkin fight has generated so much excitement that some tickets can cost up to $ 78,000! The price of a car! All this just to get a closer look at the emotions of these opponents.
The Canelo vs. Golovkin fight is expected to exceed the $ $340,000,000 raised by Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
Of course the real madness will be in Las Vegas. All Mexicans in this area are eager to celebrate not only the fight, but also the Independence of Mexico, which is celebrated on the same day. So if Canelo wins, there will surely be mariachi even at the Bellagio.
An Authentic Mexican Belt and Kazakhstan
The president of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaimán, presented the belt that the winner will take and it is made with Huichol art! The luxurious sash has symbols of the flags of Mexico and Kazakhstan, such as the enhancement of the golden eagles in both labaros, as well as the rain cycle, which is of great importance to the Huichol culture.
In addition, this recognition required about 300 hours for its preparation and more than 40 thousand crystal micro beads were used.
Many boxing experts, including current WBC monarch Rey Vargas, as well as Kika Chávez, queen of the 112-pound division, have predicted 50/50 for this match. The thing is super close.
Canelo's record is 49 fights won, one loss and 34 KO's. While Golovkin accumulates 37 won fights, without defeat, with 33 wins by way of the KO.
The difference will be minimal. It will be a matter of who is more motivated.
Consider that GGG's little baby was born last week, so the boxer says he's more than ready to win this fight for her.
For his part, Canelo has a lot of pressure from the Mexicans to win this match. He said: "It's the fight you wanted to see, enjoy it as I am going to enjoy it and see you on the 16th."
The Mexican Heart
It would seem that the hearts of the Mexicans are with Canelo in this fight, but the balance suddenly tips for GGG. Well, his charisma and support for Mexico has been clear on multiple occasions.
Regarding this meeting, GGG commented that: “This is more than a fight. It's a true Mexican fight. " This is because his coach, Abel Sánchez, is Mexican and his fighting methods in the ring can be similar to those of Canelo Álvarez.
In fact, Golkovin has said that he has a “Mexican heart”, since, in addition to his relationship with his coach, GGG is also a great admirer of Mexican culture and gastronomy. Well, let's admit that anyone must be a great lover of Mexico. But we love that other boxers support and know our roots.
The question here is, can a Kazakh compete against Canelo's vigorous Mexican nature, or will having one's heart set on Mexico be enough to win?
The days are numbered. It will undoubtedly be the most important fight of the year.
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