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Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez

September the 15th in Las Vegas

By Paul Humphreys   - @intuboxing

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez clash again on September the 15th in Las Vegas in a rematch of their highly controversial split draw in the same venue in September last year.

Most observers felt Golovkin had done enough and the 118-110 card, returned by the now suspended judge Adelaide Bryd was the catalyst for most of this controversy in a fight that felt close in every round.

These two were set to square off again this May but a failed Alvarez drugs test lead to a 6-month suspension for the Mexican superstar, so the fight almost didn't get over the line this time but everything fell into place and we are set for the highly anticipated rematch in just a few short weeks.

It's a fight of many tangibles, one which can be looked at as a real 50/50 affair.

Canelo boxed out of his skin last time, his upper body movement foot placement on the inside and counter punching abilities especially to be body were tremendous.

Golovkin had plenty of success of his own, with the jab and his terrific front foot pressure where he does not allow you to rest for a second. This fight will be about who can adjust and improve on last time.

They both have things that they could improve on; Canelo could look to work more on the inside as he's a great inside fighter, his punches are short and crisp which hardly lack snap. 

Whereas Golovkin could look to invest the body more early on in the fight hoping to tire Canelo out more. One of these guys will this time have the answer to the previous questions posed.

I feel that man is Golovkin, he will have learned valuable lessons last time most notably Canelo taking large periods of rounds off. 

Golovkin needs to work when Canelo is resting as a sense of urgency. If he does that I expect him to stop a tiring Canelo anytime after the 9th round