Middleweight Iron Men: GGG, Canelo and Others
It doesn’t look to be a positive thing for a fighter to search past his next foe but for fans and writers it’s perfectly adequate to consider what comes down the road. People’s eyes are already set for September 16 in Las Vegas. The wait is just a month and a half to go before we know who will reign as the Middleweight Champion of the world.
Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez?Is the champion also irrefutable Pound-for-Pound King?
“I don’t care for the title of a pound-for pound,” claims GGG.
What do you care about then?
“Being the middleweight champion of the world.”
With that bone of contention soon settled in the ring, the division can move on the world championship to who might challenge next. That should be ‘Iron Man’ Jermall Charlo, according to the WBC. Last weekend, after transmitting the legless Jorge Sebastian Heiland in Brooklyn, a compelling case can be made that Charlo 26-0 (20) represents the forthcoming warning to either Canelo or GGG should the tall Texan find himself fighting with a superstar in the near future.
No ExaggerationCanelo is gripped in catch weights and big cash fights against superstars in Boxing – and who can blame GGG? Following the track of the Marvelous Marvin Hagler is resolute but that’s what GGG has been already done since his first won the WBA crown since 2010 in Panama City. Super-fight victory over Alvarez would likely to put GGG on a path to Canastota. An Alvarez triumph could give the Mexican a result in giving up some middleweight title belts, especially the WBC version.
Billy, Willie & the WBOOn the exact day with Golovkin vs Canelo, Billy Joe Saunders imperil his fake WBO middleweight title in London against Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe Jr, the slick American southpaw. GGG has beaten Monroe Jr into submission in California but the Philly fighter showed a strong decision to fight.
Canelo and Golovkin will clash on Saturday, September 16 at the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena.