Boxing Bites: Golovkin v Canelo 2 / Nava v Sanchez

Ringside 09/08/2018

The draw result between WBC champion Gennady Golovkin and challenger Saul Alvarez following the fireworks of September 16, 2017, left a glaring question mark, plus some weltering bruises….but it didn’t resolve who’s the best middleweight in the World.

Smiling and charming outside ring hours, Gennady Golovkin remains undefeated.

Canelo who’s nine years younger is peaking in maturity, having learned a lot from his sole defeat against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Saul is promising to apply pressure appreciably earlier, this time around, throw and connect with many more punches, so he can stop the champion, well before the final bell.

While Gennady has pledged to cut off the ring more effectively and pressure more severely in order to overwhelm.

One year on, both will get the opportunity to walk their talk.

Both vow that this time it won’t go the distance, but on this mega occasion…. only one man will emerge victorious, with hand raised aloft!

At the still very spritely 38 years of age, Jackie Nava wants a fanfare triumph coronation, to crown a highly successful boxing career.

Between 2015 and 2017, the “Princess Azteca” fought only two fights. She wants to double that up this year and will be fighting this Saturday against Alys Sanchez.

Then a barnstormer in October, against Mariana Juarez, if both win this weekend.

Jackie Nava (33-4-3, 14 ko’s) fights Venezuelan Alys “China” Sanchez in a much-vaunted rematch (15-4-1, 4 ko’s) this Saturday, at the Mexico City Arena, on a card presented by Zanfer and Promociones del Pueblo and it will be transmitted by Televisa and TV Azteca.

Also that self-same night, Mariana “Barby” Juarez (49-9-4, 18 ko’s) will defend her WBC bantamweight crown for the fifth time against Japan’s Terumi Nuki (10-3-0, 7 ko’s).

The aim is for “Princess Azteca” and the “Barby” to win, earning themselves one of the most attractive fights that Mexican women’s boxing can offer, and one of the most important worldwide.

Nava has really put herself through it with altitude training at Jiquipilco, State of Mexico during the past five weeks, stressing:

“We are already at weight, without any problem, thanks to the great work we did with my work team, I am very keen to get into the ring at the Mexico City Arena.”

A former world champion at bantamweight and super bantamweight, the Tijuana fighter with 17 years of experience in professional boxing, seeks her tenth consecutive victory since 2011.