Freddie Roach: Gennady Golovkin Will Knock Canelo Alvarez Out!

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is backing IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) to turn back Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs).

Golovkin faces Canelo, in the main event of an HBO Pay-Per-View card, on September 16th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Roach has kept his eye on this matchup for a very long time.


Roach worked the corner of Miguel Cotto when he lost a competitive twelve round unanimous decision to Canelo in November 2015.

There was a point in time where Roach felt the contest was a blowout in favor of Golovkin, but his opinion changed after watching Canelo's tactics to secure a brutal knockout of Amir Khan last May.

"You could see that he was getting closer [to Khan]. He threw a few right hands to the body earlier and I think he was doing that to measure him. That was a beautiful move [to set up that right hand]. I think [Canelo is] becoming a better fighter than people think. Him and Triple G is not just a walkover anymore.  I think its a good fight," Roach told

"Triple G is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, today I think. It's a very competitive fight at this point. I think its a good fight. I don't think its a blowout. I think its an interesting good fight."

After Golovkin has his troubles against Daniel Jacobs in March, in a fight that saw Golovkin go the twelve round distance for the first time - Roach felt Golovkin "got exposed a bit." 

Based on Golovkin's performances against Jacobs and Kell Brook, Roach was on the fence over who would win in September - stating that it's a "much closer fight now."

But he was recently pressed for his opinion on the most likely outcome - and he came down on Golovkin's side.

“GGG will knock Canelo out,” Roach told The Inquirer.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kushking on 06-14-2017

[QUOTE=Mequetrefe;17758821]who the F are you byetch? Aint nobody talking to your dumb ass. Sit yo' ass down.[/QUOTE] Angry that :owned2::lol1:

Comment by duwdu on 06-14-2017

[QUOTE=Deletrious;17759203]You mean when he was himself training Cotto to face Canelo?! Lol. How many trainers don't say their fighter is gonig to win their next fight? You can't actually be that stupid.[/QUOTE] Good talk. ........ P34c3 ..... ...

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-14-2017

[QUOTE=chepboxingking;17758737]I love roach, but his predictions are usually wrong. [B]Canelo will win by an easier-than-people think decision[/B]. Might even KO GGG late[/QUOTE] I believe that Kovalev/Ward will be more competitive Ward will win another controversial decision against Kovalev, but Canelo…

Comment by Johnny_Roa on 06-14-2017

[QUOTE=theface07;17758722]Bumlovin? Have you ever even strapped on a pair of gloves or been near a boxing ring? Maybe you should show a little more respect for a guy who would give you brain damage by breathing on you. Was Jacobs…

Comment by joesaiditstrue on 06-14-2017

I thought Roach didn't know who Golovkin was.

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