Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez continue the most stirring rivalry in boxing this Saturday, Sep. 15. The bout takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. HBO PPV starts broadcasting the fights at 8:00 pm ET. On the line are Golovkin’s WBA and WBC world middleweight titles. Currently, Golovkin is a -150 betting favorite over Canelo who is listed at +130 to win. Click here for live boxing odds.
Gennady Golovkin is 38-0-1 with 34 knockouts. Alvarez is 49-1-2 with 34 knockouts.
Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez II
Golovkin vs Alvarez
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Saturday, Sept 15th
Golovkin -150 vs Canelo +130
Why Golovkin Will Win
Golovkin looked sharp when dominating Vanes Martirosyan. In his usual stalking style, Golovkin made quick work of Martirosyan, knocking out his opponent in Round 2. Triple G should have used the workmanlike victory over Martirosyan to sharpen his skills. Gennady has a great way of making opponents fight his style. He does what he wants in the ring. Eventually, like with Martirosyan, he gets the better of his opponents, which is why he’s undefeated.
Why Alvarez Will Win
Alvarez hung with one of the most feared fighters in the world the last time he battled Gennady Golovkin. Not only did Canelo go up in weight, he went toe-to-toe with Golovkin to force a draw. Because he knows he can hang with Gennady, Canelo should be ready to take it to the next level in the second fight. The next level is beating Gennady Golovkin and winning Triple G’s championship.
Betting Prediction Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez II
Golovkin believes he won the first fight. From a viewer standpoint, it didn’t look like Canelo did enough to warrant the draw. Because Gennady believes he won the first fight, he believes he’ll have an easier time beating Canelo.
Gennady really believes he beats Canelo this time because Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol after the last fight. Alavarez has been sitting around since the first fight. He couldn’t fight a tune-up due to the clenbuterol positive.
We don’t know how sharp Alvarez will be on Saturday. More importantly, even if Alvarez is sharp, he must play the matador to the bull the way he did in the first fight.
Alvarez fights moving forward. He must back up against Golovkin because he doesn’t have enough power at middleweight to exchange with Golovkin. Triple G’s right. He should beat Alvarez in the rematch.