Via Sean Jones: Andre Ward said he was shocked when Canelo Alvarez failed to knock out 40-year-old Gennadiy Golovkin in last month’s match on September 17.
Ward felt that Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) could have stopped this older version of Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) because he was there to pay the bills and look old go in the last three games many years.
Golovkin looked at every bit of his 40 years, and to his surprise, Canelo couldn’t knock him off with such a look. Ward did not mention the fact that Canelo is starting to show signs of serious decline, starting with the game against Billy Joe Saunders in 2021.
If Ward wants to know why Canelo can’t KO Golovkin, it’s because he’s 33 years old. Canelo has a lot of points for him from many of his games, and he also naturally ages the way people do.
“This time in the third fight with GGG, who, again, is now 40 years old,” Max Kellerman told ESPN about Canelo Alvarez’s recent victory over Gennadiy Golovkin in their trio battle.
“For a time he looked 40 years old,” Andre Ward talking about GGG.
Golovkin has been 40 years old since his fight with Sergiy Derevyanchenko in 2019, and that was three years ago. He looked terrible against Derevyanchenko and underwhelmed against Steve Rolls and Ryota Murata.
“He had. Right around that time, he was turning 4o, 38, 39,” said Kellerman. I think Canelo won the second match.
“There are people who think GGG did it. Sure, the majority thought GGG won the first teamfight, and so did I. Canelo is no doubt here [in the trilogy match with Golovkin].
“It was a fight compared to the first two, it was good action battles. What is your impression of Canelo? “Kellerman said.
“I think he should stop that version of Golovkin,” Ward said. “If Canelo is what he says, an all-time great, You have to take advantage of such a fighter, who just showed up to take the check literally. “
Canelo couldn’t take advantage of Golovkin because he was too old and exhausted to leave him.
When or if Canelo fights Dmitry Bivol next year, he will be beaten even worse than in the first fight. Canelo is likely to count on Bivol being defeated by Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez as it would save him another dimension of loss.
Ward said: “Canelo’s performance was a bit shocking. “I thought he would do a bit more, but the performance from Golovkin was not shocking. I was shocked by that reaction and reaction it was finally revealed that he looks old.
“He has looked old for the last two to three years, and because he has the mantra of the Mexican style, people make excuses for the fact that he gets too many punches and too many penalties. The response time and the reaction are not there,” Ward said of Golovkin.
“If you think about it, this is the biggest name, the only real name that Golovkin has on his record. No matter how you feel, it’s the truth,” Ward said.
“It is. For people in the middle weight class and below,” Kellerman said of Golovkin. “He came out in a time that wasn’t worth the risk of star boxers having to risk middleweight and below. “
“I don’t think he wants to fight some of those fighters,Ward talked about Golovkin. “I am not talking about myself. There are some people you and I know at HBO that he’s not going to fight. “
“Canelo started at junior middleweight and won titles in middleweight, middleweight, supermiddleweight, moving up to light heavyweight and knocking out Kovalev,” Kellerman said. “He is not the Kovalev you fought with, but he still wins the wars.
“In the end, he lost to Bivol in the light heavyweight division, which for me, if you keep gaining weight and you keep fighting the hardest guy in the weight class, you end up losing. I’m not against him [Canelo].
“He just beat GGG. He still hasn’t fought [David] Benavidez, who I want to see that fight. He hasn’t fought his brother Charlo, let alone the older one, has he? Where is Canelo’s legacy for you now? “Kellerman said.
“It’s hard, it’s complicated,” Ward said. “On the surface, he fought everyone; he did everything, he took all the risks. If you know what you’re looking for and you look at some of the names he’s fought for, he [Canelo] There aren’t many major names on his resume.
“With that being said, I think Canelo is a great talent. I think he’s had a great career, and of course, he’s a Hall of Famer. There is no doubt about that. But I think his record is a little bit better dressed than most people recognize in his career.
“I think his team did a phenomenal job. You have to give Oscar De La Hoya a lot of credit. He didn’t get much credit for co-signing with Canelo earlier in his career and later also helping to create the match.
“They know when to make Canelo fight certain guys and when to stay away. Benavidez is not going to happen now. It won’t happen because it’s too dangerous,‘ said Ward.
“I think that’s a bit unfair, and I’ll tell you why,” Kellerman said. “To fight a guy like Austin Trout and Erislandy Lara when Canelo did. If you’re the one with the money, you don’t have to hit those matches, especially against a Cuban male singer with boxing abilities. It’s not a money war.
“He got into a fight. They were close, and he won. By the way, I think they have a point. They were very close, and I think he won both games. Lara in particular is very friendly.
“You don’t take those wars if you’re some kind of stupid man. That’s why I think he’ll be the star to go against GGG,” Kellerman said.
“You do if you believe you can beat them,” Ward said.
“So in other words, if he doesn’t believe,” Kellerman said.
“There is no rush to fight Benavidez right now,‘ said Ward.