The third instalment of a long-standing basic trilogy takes place on the T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas this Saturday evening, as Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin look to settle their rivalry. Alvarez brings all of the marbles to the desk right here, along with his undisputed tremendous middleweight title on the road.
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Each want little introduction, with Alvarez ruling in 4 totally different weight lessons on numerous events, and ‘GGG’ a two-time unified champion at 160 kilos.
The pair initially met again in September 2017 at middleweight, the place many observers felt the pair have been onerous to separate, and so it proved in a break up draw, with one choose by some means scoring Canelo a 118-110 winner, fortunately cancelled out by the opposite two arbiters.
A rematch was a pure, but it surely was tainted and delayed attributable to an antagonistic pattern returned by the Mexican, and when the pair lastly met once more, nearly a 12 months to the day after their unique contest, Alvarez took a razor-thin majority verdict.
Since then, the 2 have gone their separate methods. Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) reigned at tremendous middleweight and lightweight heavyweight, and have become undisputed champion at 168 kilos in November final 12 months, halting Caleb Plant in eleven rounds.
His bubble was burst although for the primary time since Floyd Mayweather Jr handed him defeat in 2013, when he was beautifully outscored by Dmitry Bivol in an unsuccessful problem for the WBA ‘tremendous’ belt.
Golovkin (42-1-1, KO37) is now 40, and has proven indicators of gradual decline from his prime.
The Kazakh has remained at middleweight, regaining the IBF and IBO titles in October 2019 with a tough factors win in opposition to Sergiy Derevyanchenko, after which retaining in seven in opposition to Kamil Szeremeta.
His final outing got here in Japan in April, the place he added the WBA ‘tremendous’ title with a tough fought ninth round stoppage of Ryota Murata in Saitama.
Prediction: I can see this being one more give and take, onerous to attain contest that can hold followers on the sting of their seats. The weight for me is the deciding issue, and the additional eight kilos will restrict mobility for Golovkin, and I believe Canelo can benefit from that to document one other win in opposition to his outdated foe, this time by unanimous determination.
Rodriguez defends world title
The undercard options Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez (16-0, 11 KOs) who has had a wonderful 2022 to this point.
The Texan got here in at quick discover to take the vacant WBC tremendous flyweight title in February with a factors win in opposition to Carlos Cuadras, and backed that up with an excellent eighth spherical stoppage of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in June.
He ought to have an excessive amount of for Israel Gonzalez (28-4-1, 11 KOs) a three-time former world title challenger.
Prediction: Rodriguez can retain inside schedule.
Akhmedov faces Rosado
Ali Akhmedov (18-1, 14 KOs) continues his rebuild following a shock final spherical knockout loss to Carlos Gongora in December 2020, and he ought to cope with the teak-tough Gabriel Rosado (26-15-1, 15 KOs), however will doubtless want all ten rounds to assert the vacant IBF North American tremendous middleweight title.
Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams (11-0, 9 KOs) can take the vacant WBA Worldwide middleweight title with a factors win over ten in opposition to Northampton’s Kieron Conway (18-2-1, 4 KOs), and Diego Pacheco (15-0, 12 KOs) ought to take the vacant WBC United States tremendous middleweight bauble with a stoppage of Puerto Rico’s Enrique Collazo (16-2-1, 11 KOs) of their scheduled ten rounder.
Marc Castro (7-0, 5 KOs) can take one other early win in his light-weight conflict in opposition to Kevin Montiel Mendoza (6-1-2, 3 KOs), and Aaron Aponte (6-0, 2 KOs) can take victory on the playing cards in his eight spherical tremendous light-weight encounter in opposition to Fernando Angel Molina (8-0, 3 KOs).
The only real six rounder comes at tremendous flyweight, the place Anthony Herrera (2-0-1, 2 KOs) can halt Delvin McKinley (4-3-1, 4 KOs).