Andy Lee: Canelo-Golovkin - Best 160 Fight Since Leonard-Hagler

Former middleweight world champion Andy Lee is really looking forward to the upcoming showdown between Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight king Gennady Golovkin.

Canelo (49-1-1, 34 KOs) will challenge Golovkin for the middleweight throne on September 16th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Lee was scheduled to face Golovkin at one point in 2014, but GGG withdrew after the unexpected passing of his father.


Lee has praised the contest for taking a non-trash talking approach.

He says the showdown between Canelo and Golovkin has no need for that kind of conduct, but at the same time Lee admits that because the two fighters are staying away from talking trash - the contest is not receiving the same type of media attention as Mayweather-McGregor.

Lee views the bout as the best middleweight contest since the legendary fight between Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvin Hagler - which saw Leonard win the middleweight crown with a close decision that fans are still debating to this day.

"There's a media obligation but it's how you choose to whether you take the Mayweather-McGregor route or the Klitschko-Anthony Joshua route. There's many different ways to do it," Lee said to News Talk.

"When the fight is real - you don't need all reach across to the general public who don't know about boxing or fighting, they do need that. Next week there's the biggest middleweight fight in I can't remember in how many years.

"Gennady Golovkin is fighting Saul Alvarez and compared to what happened last week - it's night and day. This is a real, real fight and it's probably one of the best middleweight fights in the last 15 years. Maybe it's the best middleweight fight since Sugar Ray Leonard fought Marvin Hagler.

"But because these two guys aren't running their mouths and talking smack - it's not getting the attention that last week's fight got."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lester Tutor on 09-30-2017

Damn, who would’ve thought that Andy Lee knew Alvarez would use footwork like Leonard:dance:

Comment by Floyd is TBE on 09-07-2017

Neither one of those guys are that good

Comment by Toltec77 on 09-07-2017

[QUOTE=Beercules;18016146]Nah. He quits[/QUOTE] Says the dirty Mojon!

Comment by NachoMan on 09-05-2017

[QUOTE=Beercules;18016146]Nah. He quits[/QUOTE] I've never seen Canelo quit. :dunno:

Comment by TonyGe on 09-04-2017

[QUOTE=-Kev-;18016342]Did you see the fight in 2001?[/QUOTE] Yes. I'm trying to remember I think it was on CBC.

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