Boxing Biggest Names Predict Canelo vs. GGG 2


By: Sean Crose

It’s the bout the fight world is focused on: Canelo-GGG 2. After the controversial first fight, which ended in a highly unpopular draw, the boxing world was left with a feeling of unfinished business. Now, with Canelo having been suspended for testing positive for Clenbuterol and team Golovkin letting the world know exactly what they feel about the Mexican star, there’s going to be a lot of bad blood simmering in the ring on Saturday night, when the rematch goes down at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Boxing Insider has collected predictions throughout the internet from some of boxing’s biggest names. Check out what some of the most respected individuals in the fight game have to say about this weekend’s highly anticipated bout:

Demetrius Andrade: “If I had to pick a fighter, it would be GGG.”

Daniel Jacobs: “I think it will be a repeat o f the last fight. I think GGG will win.”
Shane Mosley: “I think Canelo’s the better technician, but I think GGG is a little too big for him.”

Terence Crawford: “GGG if he goes to the body…if Canelo boxes him and stays of the ropes, Canelo may get the decision. GGG if he goes to the body.”

Evander Holyfield: “GGG…GGG is one of those guys whose very aggressive and has good defense, but he has power in both hands?”

Kevin Kelly: “GGG by 12 round decision.”

Badou Jack: “GGG.”

Mikey Garcia: “I think Canelo wins, he will box intelligently, and he will win a decision,”

Carl Frampton: “Obviously, with the circumstances surrounding the last fight, the dope test, I think … I hope Golovkin wins.”

Miguel Cotto: “Canelo has to make adjustments in the fight… but I think Canelo wins the fight.”

Tim Bradley: “I’m picking Golovkin by decision.”

Ricky Hatton: “(GGG) is technically a lot better than people give him credit for. I think he can go away and work on some things and came back where I think Canelo is Canelo. I think with Canelo you will get the same, no disrespect to him.”

Billy Joe Saunders: “I think Golovkin took it the first time and got robbed. I think Golovkin will win the rematch.”

Lennox Lewis: “I think that because they get to do it again, somebody is going to want to say, ‘No, I’m not going to make no mistake this time. I’m not leaving it up to the judges.’ Let’s hope one of them says that. I think Golovkin is going to say that.”

Andre Ward: “Historically, the guy who can do more and has more tricks in his bag, they typically do better in the rematch. That is Canelo in this case.”

Freddie Roach: “Triple G is my friend. I like him and know him really well, but I would have to say Canelo.”

Kelly Pavlik: “I think for Triple G his time is kind of sliding past him. Right now, I’m going to favor Canelo in this fight.”

Robert Garcia: “Canelo gassed out a little but he had a monster in front of him. I think in the rematch he will be more confident and will dominate in the rematch.”

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