“Sugar” Shane Mosley, former multi-division world champion, gives his evaluation to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as having a better boxing skill than Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. He said, “Canelo Alvarez will win their fight this coming September 16 if he can handle the pressure and power from the Kazakhstan fighter.”
Mosley predicts that it would be a 50-50 fight for Canelo-Golvkin, and will highly depend on how Canelo handle GGG’s power punches. He will be using a lot of head and upper body movement to keep from the shots by Golovkin.
Canelo has given a bad performance against the fight with Floyd Mayweather that he couldn’t get out of the way of anything that was being thrown at him. Speaking of speed, Canelo wasn’t able to dodge most of the punches being thrown by Floyd. In his history of opponents, Floyd was the last one of a really good fighter. Golden Boy Promotions made a great decision when it comes to Canelo’s fights since the Mayweather mess.
“I think Golovkin is very strong but I like Canelo’s skills, and I think Canelo has grown as a fighter. Time, I think, is on Canelo’s side, because he’s a little bit younger and he’s been around the game for a long time,” said Mosley.
Canelo was in great hands with the help of Golden Boy Promotions with his match-making. It keeps him in a great advantage, being able to fight a lot of well-known fighters, but in size, he has that advantage. But size will not matter this time against Golovkin. That’s going to be a problem for Canelo. He’s still a novice in the middleweight division, and he did not perform well in their fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The fight was at a catch-weight of 164.5 lbs, but Canelo’s power did not look as well as he performs against a weight drained boxer like Chavez Jr. The former WBC Middleweight champion Chavez Jr. looked wasted for that night.