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Hopkins: Canelo Must Go To The Body To Stop Golovkin

By Ryan Burton

Golden Boy and GGG Promotions are both very interested in staging a Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) versus Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) rematch.  May 5th, 2018 is the date being targeted for the second installment.

The first bout ended in a controversial split draw at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were scores of 114-114 for the draw, 118-110 for Canelo and 115-113 for Golovkin.

And the final pay-per-view numbers will be officially released in the near future and are expected to exceed 1.3 million buys.

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Future Hall of Fame inductee and Golden Boy shareholder Bernard Hopkins feels that the 27-year-old Alvarez will have the upper hand against the 35-year-old Golovkin if a rematch indeed takes place.

"I can say one thing. When you look at two fighters and one is 25 and the other one is 35, I can tell you clearly - forget the scorecards, that is a statement I already made - I know who is declining and who is getting better. I know who hit a wall and who is going over the wall. Canelo, if they fight again, will make it look so easy. It will erase any doubt except the scorecards in everybody's mind," Hopkins said after the fight.

One of the keys in a potential rematch will be Canelo increasing his body attack. He had a lot of success in the first fight while Golovkin prefered to almost exclusively attack Canelo's head.

Hopkins said that he will advise Alvarez to go to the body more often and expects him to have a lot more success if he heeds his advice.

"Yo, listen, If I am blessed to go to (Alvarez's) camp again, because the fight might happen again, 'Canelo can you please go to the body for the first five rounds because we all saw the flinch even when Canelo didn't go to the body, really," Hopkins explained.

"You gotta continue to the body to kill the head. A guy like that is going to keep coming and test your mental strength and take everything he can take from you. You gotta keep going to the body, Most punchers don't like when you go to the body. Marvin Hagler versus John 'The Beast Mugabi', I can give you a couple more. These guys live by the punch and die by the punch."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bluepete on 10-25-2017

[QUOTE=j.razor;18159426]lil g don't like getting touched to the body. Nelo was just trying too hard to knock him out & the face was wide open the whole night. Shame on Nelo for thinking he could K.O. lil g, lil g…

Comment by j.razor on 10-24-2017

[QUOTE=bluepete;18102874]That's the point. Why didn't he do it more often? Because he couldn't. Then other guy takes your weapons away. That's boxing. The whole point is people were talking about him stopping Golovkin to the body "because Kovalev". What nonsense.…

Comment by lowblows420 on 10-01-2017

Superman Hopkins flying in and out of the ring to give you boxing tips

Comment by bluepete on 10-01-2017

[QUOTE=Mammoth;18102875]Ward-Kovalev II!!!!!!!!!!!![/QUOTE] Yep, that's the one lol..

Comment by TonyGe on 10-01-2017

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18102733]the ropes were safe, Canelo was setting traps Golovkin could not hurt Canelo on the ropes..... he was hesitant to open up, and did not work the body at all I said that Golovkin would be hesitant and non-committal when…

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