Gennady Golovkin’s chin is the stuff of legend, and that’s perhaps never been more apparent than when he traded punches with Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez.
Having faced each other twice before and getting ready for another bout this Saturday, both boxers are well aware that a knockout, or even a knockdown, won’t come easy. .
Non-stop action in their first fight. However, it ended in a split draw many felt that Golovkin should have stepped out of the arena to be the victor. One of the shots of the fight, though, comes from Canelo.
At the ninth minute, a large right hand sweated the word ‘GGG’ and the crowd gasped. Canelo has 39 wins via KO, but Golovkin is still on the right side of that record. In fact, he barely took a step back.
Capture the moment on DAZN during combat buildnow he claims that the punch is like a slap.
“I remember that punch. Yes, I let it pass. You know, it’s not – I don’t know what to call it – it’s not hard. I guess it was like a slap. A slap or a missed punch. Well, it doesn’t do too much. “
Golovkin overtook Canelo in that round. In fact, he did so in ten out of twelve people.
He is yet to be knocked out in a career that spanned 44 games. So did his Mexican opponent, despite coming close in his final matchup against Dmitry Bivol.
The fact that they can both shoot the hard way when they put them out plays a big part in making their previous encounters so engaging and will no doubt be a big part of season three (and maybe last) the time they shared the ring.