The reaction of the boxing public to Canelo’s victory over Golovkin


After the defeat of the unified middleweight champion (up to 72.6 kg) from Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) to the absolute champion of the second middle weight (up to 76.2 kg) from Mexico Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KO) shared their instant reaction to the trilogy fight on social networks: boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, ex-champion in two categories Paul Malignaggi, coach Dave Caldwell, middleweight Chris Eubank, martial arts columnist Teddy Atlas, former welterweight champion Shawn Porter , promoter Lou DiBella, undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney and ex-two division champion Gervonta Davis.

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Oscar De La Hoya: “The truth is everyone is afraid to tell the truth. The fight was a fucking fake. GGG was old as fuck and Canelo couldn’t hold Hopkins’ groin guard.”

Paul Malignaggi: “Canelo always had that fight in his back pocket. Not impressive. Benavidez is a real test at 76.2kg, not a 40-year-old Golovkin.”

Dave Caldwell: “It’s sad to see Golovkin the way he was tonight. I hope he didn’t buy into the judges’ notes and think he still had enough left to go on. He was a brilliant fighter, an incredible warrior. Once time catches up with you, it won’t let you go.” “.

Chris Eubank: “GGG, you had a great run. Come back to middleweight and let’s fight for those belts you still have in December. Or just pass them on, I’ll look after them for the next few years while you enjoy your retirement. .. You deserve it, champ.”

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Teddy Atlas: “Golovkin’s body is old, but his character is the same as when he was young, still strong.”

“Canelo is an old man in front of him, but Canelo doesn’t act like a younger one. He lets Golovkin believe again.”

“Golovkin is an old car that needs to stay off the highway. And Canelo allows the pace to be slow so the old car can stay in the race.”

“Golovkin was able to cut back roads to get to the finish line. Canelo won, but not very impressively.”

“Golovkin retains the dignity of the champion, but now is the time to retire, I think.”

“I’m not taking anything away from Canelo, he’s a tough fighter, but if he was a great fighter, as they want him to be, he’d probably stop the old fighter tonight.”

“Like many of these big fights in boxing, this one also happened a few years later.”

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Sean Porter: “In boxing, everything is tied to timing, and Golovkin no longer has what it takes. Nothing will change until Canelo takes his foot off the gas pedal.”

“Canelo isn’t pretending. This guy is gasping for air. I don’t know if this fight is going to be more spectacular or if it’s just going to be the way it is.”

“What we see is that Canelo slowed down. Golovkin reached for him, then got more confident and started throwing more.”

Lou Dibella: “It was terrible. For all of us who knew the fight was going to be like this and paid the price anyway. The fight was years behind.”

“GGG is old…really old.”

Devin Haney: “Canelo looks sharp across the board.”

Golovkin has a completely wrong fight plan.

“Every time Canelo hits, Golovkin has to reset.”

“I blame his trainer… He tells him to box and use his jab when he would be better off pushing.”

Gervonta Davis: “He’s going to sleep.”

“Something nasty is about to happen.”

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