Canelo-GGG 2: Ooooops boxing did it again?
Canelo-GGG 2: Ooooops Boxing Did It Again?
The biggest boxing fight of the year has come and gone. For the second time, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin put on a hell of a show for the fans of boxing. And the casuals too. In typical boxing fashion, there was a debate in the outcome. In this instance, many people saw GGG winning. Not the actual victor, Canelo. Two judges gave the fight to Canelo and the other had it a draw. Here are a few thoughts on the Fight of the Year candidate.
- Disagreement with a judgment doesn’t mean that it’s wrong. It means you disagree. More than likely you’re the one who is wrong.
- Golovkin wasn’t “robbed” he lost a fight. A robbery would be if he landed the most power punches, most jabs and controlled the fight. He didn’t do that.
- We will most likely see a third fight between Canelo and Golovkin. But it can’t be in Las Vegas again. Maybe in Mexico next time since like Canelo, GGG is a Mexican fighter.
- Oscar De La Hoya really does need to run for US president. If he can pull that big of a pay off in Vegas he can surely do it in Washington.
- Speaking of pay offs, that’s all a conspiracy theory – it never happened in boxing. Ever.
- It’s too bad that Golovkin isn’t like, five years younger, we’d probably see four fights between these two boxing greats.
- Good thing there was that one and a half hour break in-between the co-main and main event. That was HBO preparing us for the eight hours of arguing on social media about the outcome of the Canelo-GGG fight.
- The “Big Drama Show” was Twitter after the fight. Oh, and GGG leaving the ring instead staying to be interviewed.
Final Punch Stats for #GGGCanelo2: Canelo had a 143-116 edge in power shots and landed a higher percentage. GGG landed 70 power shots in rounds 6-12 after landing just 46 in the first 6 rounds. pic.twitter.com/lgCsTTd8N1
— CompuBox (@CompuBox) September 16, 2018
- These percentages surely can’t be correct. GGG won the fight by a wide margin.
- Golovkin is 2-0 against Canelo and still undefeated!
- If Teddy Atlas yells really loud he must be right.
- It’s too bad that Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn’t call out the winner of Canelo-GGG, instead, he wants another fight with a guy he ducked for years then finally fought once the want for the fight sizzled.
- Money doesn’t equal a win. Money equals a draw and that’s what we got in the first fight.
- Even Abel Sanchez, Golovkin’s trainer, thought he lost the 12th round.
- Boxing great, Andre Ward thought Canelo won. But he’s probably wrong too.
This second fight between two great champions of the sport was one of the better boxing matches we will see. Even if we don’t agree with the judgments on either the first or second fight, we need to realize that Canelo and Golovkin throw the fuck down. Both put everything in the ring and leave nothing behind. Whether we like GGG and dislike Canelo or the other way around, we need to respect what they have given us in two fights. These 24 rounds have all been action packed, fun and a straight chess match between two of the best in boxing right now. If we get a trilogy fight the hype will be great again. Both fighters have a wonderful fan base that back their fighter through thick-and-thin. We’d be lucky to get another boxing match between Canelo and Golovkin!