Saul Alvarez suffered a setback in Could throughout his try to take the World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) mild heavyweight crown from Dmitry Bivol. The Mexican’s defeat occurred in a class that’s not his unique one, however now he wants to come back again and show that he’s nonetheless one of the best at 168 kilos.
Canelo’s title has not left the highest of the pound-for-pound lists however he desires to remain on prime and for that he should defend his crowns in opposition to an important opponent in his profession.
Ever since Canelo started his rise, there was at all times discuss his have to beat Golovkin. The Guadalajara native by no means hesitated to face him and despite the fact that many believed he couldn’t deal with the Kazakhstan native, he managed a draw of their first combat in 2017 and defeated him in 2018 after two robust and aggressive fights.
Whereas Canelo has overwhelmed huge title opponents like Daniel Jacobs, Billy Joe Saunders, Miguel Cotto, Sergey Kovalev or Shane Mosley, Golovkin has at all times been seen as his nemesis due to the rivalry they’ve created and the non-public tone with which Alvarez has typically taken the scenario.
It looks as if a really perfect second for the champion, since he’s coming down in weight, coming off a loss and going through such a big opponent provides him the prospect to win and add worth not solely from a sporting standpoint but in addition from an ethical and confidence standpoint to proceed his boxing profession.
Nevertheless, his fights in opposition to Golovkin have by no means been simple and though this time he’s extra of a favourite than ever, he can’t be assured and desires a victory at this level in his profession to remain on prime.