CANELO vs. GGG – Who’ll Be Left Standing?
September 6, 2017,
I have read the many opinions of knowledgeable boxing aficionados on this very important match. The consensus of most experts is that the key to victory is whomever can take the other’s punch better will win the fight. My personal opinion is that the key to victory is defense not power. Power is always a factor but let’s face it, any person who is just standing still can be knocked out with one properly placed punch by even a mediocre puncher. I think Taylor Swift can knock me out with one properly positioned punch if I just stand still and close my eyes. Good boxers are very good at blocking, deflecting and avoiding punches. Both boxers are good at this but I give the edge to Canelo in this epic match up. I think Canelo is on the way up whilst GGG is on the way down. I predict Canelo will score bigger, cleaner punches that should weaken and tire GGG until he is ready for picking towards the later rounds. I am confident in my prediction because Canelo is younger and I think stronger and faster. Canelo’s defense is deceptive. He really does not get hit much. Oh sure, the master MoneyMay hit him a lot but that is the hit and run and clinch strategy which I don’t think GGG will do. Canelo blocks and deflects punches and is always in a position to counter punch. He sets traps then drops the bombs as you may recall the devastating KOs of Amir Khan, Kirkland and Liam Smith. If I compare the combatants’ last few matches, Jacobs, Kell Brook and Willie Monroe hit GGG a lot. On the other hand, Canelo practically toyed with Kirkland, Cotto, Khan, Liam Smith and Chavez, Jr. I do not see GGG winning this one unless he turns into a hit and run safety first boxer like MoneyMay and Erislandy Lara (who ran for 12 rounds) which I don’t think he will do. So it should be a Hagler/Hearns all over again with Canelo playing Hagler. Prediction: Canelo by TKO end of round 11.