A former two-weight world champion, Canelo bids to put the first real dent in Golovkin’s C.V twelve months on from their initial and controversial meeting in 2017.
Golovkin apparently did enough to take at least eight rounds from Canelo but had to be content with sharing the spoils at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, leading to the pair going again at the same venue next month.
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Unlike in the first fight, where GGG became a bigger betting favorite as the fight neared, Canelo’s odds are the ones that are getting shorter as the rematch approaches. After opening at +155, Alvarez is now sitting at +130 due to bettors.
It’s easy to see value on Canelo at plus-money. Even though he lost the first fight according to most experts scoring at home, he didn’t lose where it mattered: in front of the partial Las Vegas crowd.
More crowd-bias could easily lead to more aberrant scorecards, meaning GGG might need a stoppage to win, something no one has ever accomplished against Alvarez.
Speaking on the bad blood between the two middleweight stars, Canelo said: “The first fight gave me the guidelines to know what to do in the second fight, to know what to do differently.
“In the first fight, I realized a lot of things. I learned that I can knock him out. I learned that I can hurt him.
“There are a lot of things I learned in that fight, but also in that first fight, it was my first fight officially at 160 pounds, at the 160 pound limit, so I had to adapt.
“But now I’m more sure and more confident about what I can do in this rematch,” he added.
Fans can expect a shoot-out this time around, according to Canelo, who was previously accused of failing to engage but has since had another year to grown into 160 pounds.
A more level playing field seems likely as Golovkin is now heading to the wrong side of his 30’s, with Canelo almost ten years youngers despite seemingly being around forever.