Finally! The dream matchup has been set up. No we not talking about an MMA loud mouth cash king stealing benjamins inside the square ring with boxing’s most charismatic “money” making machine (no pun intended). But I’m talking about the boxing enthusiastic hand pick matchup of the year. A fighters fight. Gennady Golovkin facing Canelo Alvarez for the undisputed Middleweight title. Fans if you think Mayweather/McGregor was something, it’s time to get a bucket, mouthpiece and towel ready as this highly anticipated bout will be a slugfest on steroids.
A fight that’s roughly 18 months in the making is finally happening. This Saturday, Mexican power puncher Canelo Alvarez will be putting his Ring Magazine middleweight title on the line against one of the baddest punchers in the game right now in WBA, WBC, IBO and IBF middleweight champion, Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin. With this fight taking place at the same arena as the “Money Mayweather” and “Notorious” bout, critics and fight experts are already dubbing this as the fight of the year. If you think about it, they are finally going to get this one right. Alvarez has been on an crazy winning streak ever since his 1st career defeat to MayWeather on this same day 4 years ago. Winning 7 straight bouts to marquee, top contenders such as Miguel Cotto, James Kirkland, Amir Khan and recently Julio Caesar Chavez Jr., Canelo is on the path to show fans and critics why he is regarded as one of the greatest middleweights in the game today and of all time. By the way four of his wins during his 7 match winning streak has come by the way of knockout. With an heart of a lion, and power punching as damaging as kidney stones to the body, Alvarez oozes for opportunities such as this to become show and proof like an Wu Tang Clan song….he’s nothing to f*** with. But on the other hand, there’s one thing that’s stopping him. An Kazakhstan hard hitting fighter by the name of Gennady Golovkin.
To the boxing world, he is known as “Triple G”. But in actuality, this quiet soft spoken warrior should be regarded as a in ring “silent assassin”. Undefeated at 37-0, Triple G is just knocking heads off left and right. Just ask 34 fighters to lost to him by KO as he quickly developed the reputation of becoming the best and most precise hard hitting middleweights of all time. In case you wondering how accurate he is, he currently holds the record for the highest knockout percentage in middleweight history by putting a whopping 89.8% of his opponents on the mat as the refs counts down to 10. In addition, it doesn’t hurt that he has a chin of a iron board as he has never been knocked out or knock down in any of his professional or amaetur bouts in his career. An incredible feat for someone who has fought over 350 fights in his lifetime.
Now like Jim Lampley of HBO…”let’s go to the tale-of-the-tape”. You have two power punching fighters who been long overdue to matchup against one another to see who is the hardest hitting of the bunch. One fighter who at the tender age of 27, with big fight experience on his side is at the prime of his career. Then you have another fighter with a chin as brolic as Timmy Turner’s favorite superhero “The Crimson Chin” having an huge effect in being the reason why his back never touch the canvas in his entire boxing career. In additon, with ring experience on his side, is willing to use that to his advantage to lead to another slash on the “W” side. One thing you can say about both of these fighters is they leave it all in the gloves. Expert power punching, strategic counter punching and haymaking knock out punch throwing will be on display between these two warriors. Come Saturday, Sept. 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, history will be made and one of these fighters legacies will be elevated to legendary status. Fight fans, LETS GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEEE!!!