Gennady Golovkin has marked an era and impressed an entire generation thanks to his impressive punching power and devastating style. He is one of the strongest fighters of recent times and has finished all but one of his opponents.
His rivalry with “Canelo” Alvarez has been one of the most outstanding in recent years and the Mexican has been the rock in the Kazakh’s shoe. He is the one who caused the only loss and the only draw in “GGG’s” record, so he wants a rematch this Saturday.
Coming into his first fight against Alvarez in September 2017, Golovkin started as the favorite for many of the specialists. The way he had knocked out so many opponents, his physical strength and his tireless condition seemed to put him a step above the one from Guadalajara.
He had a tough fight in which he had some good moments but he found himself up against a determined “Canelo” who stood toe to toe and after 12 rounds of good action he had to settle for a draw.
Given the good fight they had and the rivalry that continued to grow, they returned to the ring for a second fight in September of the following year. Expectations were higher and again it was a hard fought fight with good exchanges but this time the Mexican was able to take a slight advantage to win by majority decision.
It was the only loss in Golovkin’s career, who went on to defeat Steve Rolls, Sergey Derevyanchenko, Kamil Szeremeta and Ryota Murata in a row to become unified middleweight champion.
But now he will move up in weight because he has a score to settle with Canelo. Now the specialists give him less chances because of his 40 years of age and his move up in weight, but GGG is not a fighter to underestimate and he wants to get the victory he is missing.