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Roach: GGG May Be Getting Underestimated Based on Last Fight

By Steve Kim

So who does out-spoken Hall of Fame trainer, Freddie Roach, tab in this week's middleweight showdown between unified champion, Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), and Saul  "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs), who meet this Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas?

"It's a great fight, can't wait to see it," said Roach, a few weeks ago during a media day for Miguel Cotto, who faced Yoshihiro Kamegai on August 26th.

"I picked 'Triple G' but most people that talk to me think the other way and 'Canelo's getting a lot of good press being a pure Mexican-style fighter with a lot of heart and a good punch and so forth."

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Roach believes Golovkin has been facing the better level of opposition, which the veteran  trainer feels has generated tougher outings in the ring and in turn caused a situation where the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC champion is possibly being underestimated by some.

"Triple G' didn't look great in his last fight but he beat a very good fighter (Daniel Jacobs), a very big fighter. But I think they might be underestimating him a little bit because of his last performance. He's a better fighter than that," Roach said.

Golovkin decisioned Jacobs on March 18th, which ended a streak of 23 consecutive knockouts. Alvarez in his last outing dominated a listless Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6th over twelve rounds, which may have created a bit of a mirage.

"Very true... his last couple of fights, Amir Khan, Chavez, he looks like he is getting better all the time but look at the quality of opponents - it's no as good as the other guy," opined Roach.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by icha on 09-14-2017

so raoch is picking GGG... "I picked 'Triple G' but most people that talk to me think the other way... "

Comment by Mike_R on 09-14-2017

Honestly, I'd even take blown up Kell Brook to beat Kirkland.

Comment by stealthradon on 09-14-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;18043083]The Kirkland canelo fought is easily as good as anyone gggs fought recently,jacobs included. Funny thing is that canelo vs kirkland was a brutal war, should've been fight of the year,was ko of the year. That fight was a la…

Comment by DramaShow on 09-14-2017

nope, all the really knowledgable and respectable posters on here are correct, hes crap cause he lost a few rounds to jacob.

Comment by Lineal Champ on 09-14-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;18043083]The Kirkland canelo fought is easily as good as anyone gggs fought recently,jacobs included. Funny thing is that canelo vs kirkland was a brutal war, should've been fight of the year,was ko of the year. That fight was a la…

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