It seemed to take forever for Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to finally get in the ring and try to settle the question of who was the best middleweight in the world, but when they finally did, their 12 round duel was overshadowed by a very disappointing verdict from the judges. While their encounter was hard-fought and dramatic, most observers thought the man they call “Triple-G” had clearly done enough to take the decision in a competitive fight. But, to the surprise of most, the ringside officials scored the battle a draw. Clearly, a rematch was in order.
Considering the level of interest and the money involved, you would think it wouldn’t have taken months and months to make Golovkin vs Canelo II a reality, but after Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance and the contract negotiations proved increasingly difficult, fight fans started to wonder if the rematch would ever happen at all. But indeed, the Mexico vs Kazakhstan conflict resumes on September 15th, and there’s every reason to hope for a dramatic and action-packed showdown, not to mention one that’s more decisive.
One keenly interested observer is brilliant boxing analyst Lee Wylie and ahead of the rematch he offers his breakdown of the most critical questions and the tactical factors which could determine the outcome. What did the first Golovkin vs Canelo encounter reveal? What was learned by the fighters? And what can we anticipate for the rematch? Watch the video and gain some keen insight into the different factors which may come into play and influence the outcome the second time around. Check it out: