Golden Boy Prez Reacts To Arum: Canelo Will Beat GGG Easier

By Keith Idec

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum generated some headlines with his statements regarding the outcome of the upcoming Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch.

While being interviewed on the red carpet prior to ESPN’s 26th annual ESPYs awards show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Arum predicted that Golovkin would win by knockout - because Canelo was no longer using performance enhancing drugs.

“I’ll take Triple-G to win the fight,” Arum told ESPN. “I think that Canelo is gonna pay the price for being off the juice. And I think that Triple-G will knock him out.”


Arum's comments were in reference to Canelo testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, in a pair of drug tests that were taken back in February.

Canelo has maintained that his positive tests were directly connected to his ingestion of contaminated meat while training in Mexico.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Canelo for six months, retroactive to the date of his first failed test (February 17).

Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) will face Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) for a second time on September 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Their first bout, which took place in September 2017, ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.

Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, who handles Canelo, shook his head at Arum's comments.

Gomez expects his boxer to set the record straight with a very impressive victory in the upcoming tiebreaker.

"[Arum is] entitled to his opinions. That's far from the truth. He's going to have to wait to see what happens just like all of us on September 15. He's more motivated than ever and I think he's going to beat him easier this time," Gomez told

"He's very motivated. He wants to stop him. That's what he's training for. He knows that it was too close to call the first time. He wants to win convincingly this time."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 07-22-2018

[IMG][/IMG] GGG taxed that ass last time and he got robbed of the win. There will be no need for judges this time, Clenela is going to get wrecked savagely.

Comment by Muz on 07-22-2018

[QUOTE=Diego Rodriguez;18953914]There weren't 8 "clear" rounds for Golovkin. There weren't even 3 "clear" rounds for Canelo. There were definitely more "clear" rounds for Golovkin in that fight. There were toss up rounds just like many fights. You only can get…

Comment by Muz on 07-22-2018

[QUOTE=livershot73;18953807]"[B]CompuBox stats showed that Golovkin was the busier of the two[/B], landing 218 of 703 thrown (31%), while Álvarez was slightly more accurate, landing 169 of his 505 thrown (33%). [B]Golovkin out landed Álvarez in 10 of the 12 rounds.[/B]"…

Comment by TonyGe on 07-21-2018

[QUOTE=AKAcronym;18956334]GGG "missed" 500 times against Stevens and Murray as well. Why is the Canelo fight somehow a barometer for how much Golovkin misses punches? He's a pressure fighter who throws a lot of punches, many of which aren't designed to…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 07-21-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post What's this 'we all know', 'we all agree' shiiii? Wot, youse two still carrying around your lucky horsie dookie in your pockets? That's your opinions. As in OPINIONS. Opinions aren't necessarily facts (especially…

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