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Hopkins: Golovkin on The Decline, He Didn't Get Better!

Former two division world champion Bernard Hopkins is standing firm on his position that Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) will have a much easier time with Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) in a potential rematch.

Last Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Canelo made his official move to the middleweight division and challenged Golovkin, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight titles.

The ended in a controversial twelve round split draw. Both boxers believe they won the contest.

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While some agree with the draw verdict, there were many who were shocked at a score of 118-110 in favor of Canelo. One judge had Golovkin winning 115-113 and the third had a 114-114 draw.

Hopkins is a partner in Golden Boy Promotions, who guide the career of Canelo.

Before the contest took place, Hopkins felt that the 35-year-old Golovkin was starting to show his age in recent performances against Daniel Jacobs and Kell Brook.

And based on his outing against Canelo, Hopkins felt GGG had dropped even further. He feels Canelo will once again come away victorious in a second fight.

“One thing I saw tonight is that Triple-G is on the decline. He didn’t get better. He fought a guy who was quicker. If he fought [Canelo] again, it’ll be easier," Hopkins said.

There is a rematch clause in the contract, that Canelo can exercise if he's interested in a second fight.

Golovkin is already on board with doing an immediate rematch, but he's not very confident that is happens - at least not any time soon.

Canelo is not planning to fight again until May of 2018, Cinco De Mayo weekend, and he is not committing as of yet to face Golovkin on the date. Golovkin would like to fight again on a date in December, but his team would postpone those plans if Canelo is willing to fight again in May.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lester Tutor on 10-12-2017

[QUOTE=Boxing Logic;18067143]And so the truth comes out. They admit it. This is why they waited GGG out. I agree with Hopkins, GGG is definitely on the decline...[/QUOTE] [B][I][SIZE="4"]Context[/SIZE][/I][/B] [SIZE="4"][B]Age[/B][/SIZE] [B][SIZE="4"]Boxing[/SIZE][/B] [B][SIZE="4"]Opinion[/SIZE][/B]... [B][SIZE="4"]Forgetting[/SIZE][/B]...:dance: [IMG]http://www.boxing.com/images/sized/images/articles/hopkins_tarver-530x317.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by RL_GMA on 10-12-2017

Most 35 year olds don't get "better". That being said, the 28 year old sure didn't do a good job convincing people he was the younger, stronger, better fighter.

Comment by j.razor on 10-12-2017

[QUOTE=Mirus;18071302]Yes, Canelo won but he was robbed :rofl:[/QUOTE] You said it brother!:loser:

Comment by Mirus on 09-20-2017

[QUOTE=j.razor;18068525]lil g was never on the rise to begin with, he was a brawler with a punch till he maned up & fought Jacobs then lost so decided not to mess with Jacobs anymore & his coach is doing him…

Comment by Kcvtr81 on 09-20-2017

Hopkins another golden scumbag, if anyone is on the decline it's canelo the bulky prik was gassed after 4 rounds of doing very little in a rematch ggg walks through him taking everything he's got

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