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Gennady Golovkin as early favorite over Canelo Alvarez shouldn't be a surprise

Gennady Golovkin as early favorite over Canelo Alvarez shouldn't be a surprise

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., now 31 years old, has seen his best days. Canelo wasn't tested in those fights and faces the most hard test of his career in Golovkin.

Now Golovkin is booked in for September 16.

That was announced Saturday night in the wake of Alvarez's mugging of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. before a sold-out crowd of 20,501 at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

In an interview with Fight Hub TV, UFC president Dana White revealed that Mayweather and McGregor were supposed to fight on September 16 if they agree to terms, but that's no longer possible since two of the best pound-for-pound boxers already had the date booked. While it's unclear whether White would push the bout up to August or wait until after Alvarez vs. Golovkin, at least we have a tangible range of dates.

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"The fans win that fight".

As for he fight itself, White couldn't be more thrilled, as he says "GGG", Alvarez and a matchup between them is just what boxing needs.

White didn't seem overly concerned about it last night though, and instead was enthused about the possibility of seeing Canelo and Golovkin finally lock horns in the squared circle. Put simply, if GGG wins, Canelo has a rematch clause to invoke at his whim. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya likened it to Mayweather-Pacquiao, only this super-fight would live up to expectations. "I showed as a fighter I can do all things". I know we've heard this before, but this time it's different because the terrain around Canelo is a little more unsafe. "Floyd wants this fight and we want to try and make it, so we'll see what happens", continued White.

"Do you think I lost focus?"

Yes, Canelo looked terrific against Chavez, but that is no indicator, nor will it have any bearing, on how he performs against Golovkin - just as Gennady not looking so good in his last fight against Daniel Jacobs means nothing, absolutely nothing, regarding him fighting Canelo.

Still, there remains a minority who - for one reason or another - believe McGregor, a former Novice boxer who achieved little to nothing in Ireland's amateur ranks, can upset a 15-time, 5-division world champion (and 4-time lineal champion) who has won all 49 of his professional contests. But anyway, look, even Floyd.after this fight with Canelo and Golovkin, forget about [Conor McGregor], forget about a fighter who has zero experience, who has zero fights, who has zero amateur experience, forget about that.



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