The highly anticipated trilogy fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez takes place this Saturday, and it looks set to be one of the biggest fights of the year. Golovkin will be looking to avenge the defeat that he suffered against Canelo in their previous bout, while Alvarez will be looking to record a second victory in three fights against Golovkin.
Tale of The Tape
|Canelo Alvarez||Gennady Golovkin|
|5 ft 8 in||Height||5 ft 10 in|
|70 ½ in||Reach||70 in|
Canelo Alvarez is a very strong betting favourite for the trilogy fight, as he is currently ⅕ to win the bout with BetXchange. Meanwhile, Gennady Golovkin is a huge outsider to claim victory, as he is currently priced up at 4/1 with the same sportsbook. The first meeting between the two fighters ended in a controversial draw, and a repeat result in the third bout is currently a 22/1 chance at BetXchange.
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This fight has been years in the making, as the two rivals last squared off over four years ago. The previous fight between the two ended in a much more comprehensive victory for the Mexican world champion, as Canelo scored a unanimous decision victory. That was a first victory for either fighter against their main rival, as the first fight between the two ended in a hugely controversial draw. Both fighters believed that they had done enough to claim victory in that bout, but many experts believed that Golovkin was hard done by, as he shaded many of the scorecards for fans around the world.
Since the second fight between the stars, Canelo has fought on eight occasions, winning on all occasions except one. His second career defeat came in his previous bout, as he unsuccessfully stepped up into the light heavyweight division as he was beaten by unanimous decision by Dimitry Bivol. However, back at this weight, it’s hard to imagine that there are many better than the Mexican. Back in November of last year, Canelo captured the IBF super middleweight title, which made him the undisputed champion in this weight classification.
We have seen slightly less of Golovkin since the previous fight between these two stars. The fighter has fought on just four occasions. However, he has won on all four occasions. His latest win saw him capture the WBA middleweight title, which means that he now holds the IBO, IBF and WBA middleweight titles. It was a stunning display by Golovkin, as he beat Ryota Murata by TKO in the ninth round. That was his 37th victory by stoppage in his 44th career bout.
Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin Prediction
It will be an unmissable fight this weekend, and it is very tricky to see which way it will go. However, the preference is for the reigning champion, as we believe that Canelo thrives in this weight class. We could see him bossing the rounds, and a unanimous victory could be on the cards.