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Hopkins: Canelo Will Beat Golovkin EASIER Than Most Think!

By Victor Salazar

New York - Golden Boy Promotions partner Bernard Hopkins knows a thing or two about big time middleweight championship fights.

Hopkins still holds the record for most consecutive world title defenses at middleweight with 20. Slowly creeping up on Hopkins is unified WBA, WBC, IBO and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) with 18.

Should GGG beat Hopkins’ biggest star in the Golden Boy stable, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO’s), he would be one fight shy of tying Hopkins record.

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Hopkins was in New York’s Madison Square Garden to promote the fight between Canelo and Golovkin. The two will meet on September 16th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, live on HBO pay-per-view.

Hopkins feels very confident about Canelo's ability to win, and he doesn’t think the win over Triple G will be as hard as people think it is.

“We know what we have and we know what we have to go up against,” Hopkins told BoxingScene.com.

“September, a lot of people are going to be in shock. Power normally rules and it still does but every now and then things happen that sort of shakes up the theory. It’s happen before and it’ll happen again. September you will see history made and it’s not going to be as hard as people think it’s going to be.”

Even though Golovkin is an Olympic silver medal winner, Hopkins feels that GGG doesn’t have a diverse arsenal and the fight with Danny Jacobs proved it.

“Once he shoots his load (Golovkin) and realizes he has to go to Plan A, B, C, and D,” explained Hopkins. “We have to see if he knows his ABC’s. Canelo can fight more styles than not. If he stays focused and doesn’t get into a shootout with a guy that has a shotgun that’s two feet away, he’s playing with fire.”

“If he acts like he’s in the matrix, he can’t get emotionally and try and give a punch because he took one. He’s going to take a few but it’s how he takes those punches is how he’ll get to GGG. If he stands and takes Triple G’s punch, it will mess with the psyche.”

Although it may gross more money than Hopkins' 2001 middleweight unification with Felix Trinidad, the future Hall of Famer believes the bout with Trinidad had a lot more magnitude.

“As a promoter, yeah it’s my biggest. But as a fighter - Trinidad and myself was a bigger fight," Hopkins said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chadlio24 on 06-27-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;17798675]You done smoked yourself retarded:dunce: Jacobs glass jaw was almost kod COLD unconscious by sergio featherfist mora. Lemule was beaten twice in a row BEFORE he fought gg. Those L's were vs straight nobodies, Alcine a jmw whos the worst…

Comment by TonyGe on 06-25-2017

For crying out loud Hopkins works for Golden Boy.

Comment by wojenge on 06-25-2017

The body. Hit ggg on his mid section. Ggg is taller, don't look for his head or his longer jab will kill you. Nobody's hit his body. Canelo to use his terrible left liver shot. Body, body, like ward did…

Comment by THE MACK on 06-25-2017

this !!! Anyone with the slightest bit of boxing knowledge i.e. looks through history, can repost facts etc etc know that canelo has a protected padded record. always fought smaller washed up fighters (with exception of floyd) guy is a…

Comment by Green Hornet on 06-25-2017

[QUOTE=Green Hornet;17799852]Do not forget....Bhop is an owner too of Golden Boy Promotions.[/QUOTE] He will say anything to further his company.

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