Kovalev: Golovkin vs. Canelo Sparring Was Good, Fight is 50-50

By Miguel Rivera

Former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev is really looking forward to the middleweight collision between IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC world champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) vs. Canelo (49-1-1, 34 KOs) takes place on September 16th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

"My opinion is that the two are great champions. I do not have a prediction. But I believe in Gennady and I want him to get the victory against Canelo, because he is my friend and I support him one hundred percent," Kovalev recently told reporters.


Kovalev views the contest as being very close, but he gives Golovkin the edge to win. 

"I think the fight is 50-50 because they are great champions, but I think it goes more for Gennady Golovkin. Because I believe in him more . But the fight will be 50-50. It's very interesting," Kovalev said.

"Canelo has had great experience with big opponents, he has fought more like a pro than Gennady, but Gennady has a great experience as an amateur, I think he only lost four or five fights. He is very strong."

Several years ago, Canelo and Golovkin had sparred together in Big Bear, California. Kovalev, who at the time was working with Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez, was present.

"I the sparring in Big Bear when I trained there. It was very good. Very interesting. Canelo answered and Golovkin pushed him . But Canelo was very young back then, he was like a teenager. Now he is like a man and going to climb to 160 pounds and will have more power. That will help against Gennady. It's a very interesting fight," Kovalev said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 06-11-2017

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;17750409]Canelo is not better than Brooks or Jacobs. We'll see what he is really made of in this fight.[/QUOTE] He is better than those , ignorant. That being said, Canelo will lose due to the size advantage from GGG

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 06-10-2017

Canelo is not better than Brooks or Jacobs. We'll see what he is really made of in this fight.

Comment by mathed on 06-10-2017

smh, ggg gonna end this chick!

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 06-10-2017

This is not a 50-50 fight. I dont know where all nonsense started but boxing fans are the most fickle minded. Lol 50-50 my azz. Are we saying that Canelo is so much better, if at all, than GGG's previous…

Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 06-10-2017

[QUOTE=Weebler I;17750364]If it's KO then Canelo gets stopped. The guy took ages getting Liam Smith out of there, Angulo too. Golovkin can take a Lemieux punch flush, Stevens left hand. Canelo's best hope is getting to 12 rounds. I just…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Dorticos: All Gassiev Did Was Beat 'Old' Opponent in Wlodarczyk Photos: Ryota Murata Gets Revenge, Stops Hassan N'Dam Denis Lebedev: I Think Yunier Dorticos Will Beat Murat Gassiev Maliek, Mikhail and Michael Jr. Montgomery Get KO Wins Juho Haapoja Loses EU Title, Announces His Retirement Jezreel Corrales: I Was Winning on All 3 Cards, I Want a Rematch! Demetrius Andrade Vacates WBA Belt - Focused on Murata, GGG Ryota Murata: I'll Try My Best To Beat Gennady Golovkin! Photos: Alberto Machado Bombs Jezreel Corrales For WBA Title Dorticos: I Want To Destroy Gassiev, He Will Face a Real Man! Photos: Murat Gassiev, Yunier Dorticos - Go Face To Face! Schaefer: I Learned From The Mistakes of The Super Six Tourney Anthony Joshua: I Asked For Dillian Whyte After Pulev Withdrew Murata Dominant in Rematch, Makes N’Dam Quit After 7th Round Photos: Murat Gassiev Blasts Out Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in Three Photos: Ryan Burnett Beats Zhakiyanov To Unify WBA, IBF Belts Photos: Josh Warrington Takes Out Ceylan, Earns Lee Selby Shot Sakio Bika, Tim Tszyu Pick Up Solid Wins in Sydney Bouts Mock vs. Chudinov Deal in Place For November 25 Andrade: I Did Very Well in 160 Debut, I'll Fight Anybody! Karim Mayfield Decisons Miguel Dumas in San Francisco Gassiev Sees Joshua, Wilder in His Future: I'll Unify, Then Move Up! N'Dam vs. Murata - CompuBox Reflects on First Fight Stats Why Malignaggi Should Quiet Down. And Why He Won't. Machado: He Hurt Me a Few Times, But I Got The Punch I Needed Hassan N'Dam vs. Ryota Murata II: Pre-Fight Report Card Maciej Sulecki: I Want Jermell Charlo Next, I Want The Title Shot Alberto Machado Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Jezreel Corrales Out Jezreel Corrales-Alberto Machado - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Demetrius Andrade Makes 160 Debut, Dominates Alantez Fox Carlos Jimenez Knocks Out Pedro Campa in Shocker Sharif Bogere Decisions Rodriguez Over Ten Rounds in Las Vegas Gassiev Crushes Wlodarczyk in Three, Will Face Dorticos Next Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Culcay Hurts Resilient Sulecki, But Loses Unanimous Decision Hearn is Firm: I Want Wilder-Whyte Next, Never 50-50 For Joshua! Jason Moloney, Andrew Moloney Win Big in Melbourne Demetrius Andrade vs. Alantez Fox - CompuBox Historical Review Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk - CompuBox Historical Review Josh Warrington Stops Dennis Ceylan in Ten To Earn Selby Shot

Latest Active Forum Threads