Andre Ward Leans To Canelo To Beat Golovkin in Rematch

By Tom Evans, courtesy of The Daily Star

SAUL “Canelo” Alvarez has what it takes to beat Gennady Golovkin in their long-awaited rematch, according to former world super-middleweight champion Andre Ward.
Canelo’s fight with GGG in September 2017 is widely regarded as one of the most competitive bouts of the last decade.

It ended in a controversial draw and boxing fans have been waiting for a rematch ever since.

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The second fight – set for September 15 – has been shrouded in controversy after the Mexican tested positive for banned substance clenbuterol.

Ward, who was considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world before his retirement, believes Canelo, 28, could have the edge this time around – but boxing fans were more interested in his reaction to the doping controversy.

“I mean it’s a fight so you never know [but] the first fight was extremely close,” he told ESPN’s Get Up! show.

“Historically, the guy who can do more and has more tricks in his bag typically do better in the rematch.

“That is Canelo in this case. I think Golovkin is getting a little older – he’s 36, he’s got miles on him.

“I think Canelo is going to make the adjustment, show a different side and possibly get his hands raised.”

It was how the 34-year-old reacted when asked about Canelo’s drug test that really got fight fans talking, though.

The American was reminded that Canelo’s excuse when the doping allegations were made was that he had eaten “tainted meat”.

But all Ward could do was laugh hysterically when this was brought up.

“I mean, it’s tricky, that’s a heavy accusation to put on someone,” he added.

“He did come up dirty, that’s his fault. He has to own it, that’s why he’s getting the backlash that he’s getting.

“I’m just sensitive with those kind of things. I have my opinion but I reserve jumping out there before I get all the facts.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shontae De'marc on 08-26-2018

It's only natural for Ward to go for Canelo as the two are basically brothers, they both lit up their boys like a Christmas tree and both had rematches with their Christmas trees I mean boy.

Comment by Little Mac 91 on 08-26-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19050059]who did you bet on ? if you say draw, I would need to see your stub ;) they were wrong, put it that way[/QUOTE] I didn't bet altough i considered going with Golovkin.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-26-2018

[QUOTE=Little Mac 91;19046820]Odds makers never really lose money because your winnings are effectively taxed when you get them, because you're getting underpayed in relation to the whatever risk you're taking. Only the mathematical fluctuation of numbers can have them at…

Comment by Songbird on 08-25-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19046489]Nelo won the 1st fight clearly & will win again & S.O.G. also won clearly :439:[/QUOTE] yeah and im the pope

Comment by Little Mac 91 on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19045151]" [I]The pro odds makers and the betting people[/I] " ALL lost their money in the first fight..... and like I (and Ward) said, the better fighter will make the better adjustments I'm good[/QUOTE] Odds makers never really lose money…

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