Hopkins on GGG: There Will Be Blood, Mostly on Canelo's Shorts

By Miguel Rivera

Former unified middleweight and light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins expects blood and fireworks in the upcoming showdown between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs).

Canelo challenges Golovkin, with the IBF, WBA, WBC, IBO middleweight titles up for grabs, on Mexican Independence Day weekend, September 16th, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

HBO will distribute the four fight pay-per-view event.


Hopkins is a partner in Golden Boy Promotions, who guide Canelo and are also the lead promoter on the card.

The 52-year-old future Hall of Famer is expecting no excuses from either boxer - especially over the weight. This will be Canelo's first bout at the full middleweight limit of 160-pounds.

"[The winner] will be the one who has the most talent. I don't think the weight will be a problem. Both are going to be strong and ready, this is not the time for excuses. The two have signed," Hopkins told Eduard Cauich.

"There will be blood on their faces, mostly on Canelo's shorts. The two will have to pay a price for the victory, but there will only be one winner. It's going to be one of the bloodiest fights in the last 20 years. We're going to be talking about this fight for a long time." 

Golovkin was in action in March, when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs to retain his four titles at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was the first time Golovkin had gone twelve rounds in his career, and Jacobs was the first opponent to last the distance in GGG's last 24 fights. Prior to Jacobs, Golovkin had stopped 23 opponents in eleven rounds or less.

Canelo, who was holding the WBO junior middleweight title, jumped up to a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds to dominate countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. over twelve rounds at T-Mobile.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by alexjust on 06-29-2017

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;17807254][B]after that fight:[/B] in Gennady's voice..... "[I]Canelo is.... strong, he is good boxer.... I tried, but.... this is boxing[/I]"[/QUOTE] If he has to say this, he will do so with dignity. Like a man. And in English. Unlike the little…

Comment by HandsofIron on 06-29-2017

[QUOTE=kafkod;17807481]It's his first fight at 160, but he fought Chavez Jr at 164.5.[/QUOTE] Just because he fought at 164 doesn't actually mean he's a full fledged middleweight or ready for GGG. You saw what happened to Brook when he went…

Comment by HandsofIron on 06-29-2017

[QUOTE=BigStomps;17807213]I just can't understand b itches like you! First your complaining that Canelo won't fight g string and now that he's fighting him your saying he should of waited to fight him.... Aren't you ever happy? Have you ever accomplished…

Comment by Bardock on 06-28-2017

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;17807254][B]after that fight:[/B] in Gennady's voice..... "[I]Canelo is.... strong, he is good boxer.... I tried, but.... this is boxing[/I]"[/QUOTE] HAHA :rofl:

Comment by Canelo and GGG on 06-28-2017

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;17809092]if the fight plays out like that - and it will - then Canelo will win Golovkin has to prevent that from happening[/QUOTE] thats right ,Canelo was in the ring with better bocxers then GGG and much faster ones ,If…

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