Mosley: If Golovkin Turns it On Early, He Could Stop Canelo

Former three division world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley gave his take on the upcoming rematch between IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

The contest takes place on September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Back in May of 2012, Canelo won a twelve round unanimous decision over Mosley.

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Canelo and Golovkin went to a controversial twelve round split draw in September of last year.

While both were cautious in the early going of the first bout, Mosley could see Golovkin being more aggressive in the early going.

“Repeat your strengths, and do them better. Triple-G might know he can take Canelo’s best punch. That’s why Triple-G has to jump on him. I think Canelo can break down," Mosley told The Los Angeles Times.

Golovkin, at 36, is eight years old than the 28 year old Canelo.

Some experts believe Golovkin's age is going to play a factor in the contest.

If Golovkin starts to fight in a more active manner in the early rounds, with a lot of pressure, Mosley feels that a knockout in the second half is certainly a possibility.

“He might have some more age, but it’s a hard fight for Canelo because GGG is too big and strong,” Mosley said. “I believe he’ll walk Canelo down and have his way with him if he turns it on earlier.”

"[A knockout victory is] a possibility in the later rounds if he applies pressure early and makes Canelo work every bit of the rounds. It’s hard for Canelo to fight the whole fight. He fights when he wants to.”

Can Canelo win?

Mosley gives him a shot to get the job done - but also says the Mexican boxer will have be a very focused boxer on his A-game to walk away with the victory.

“It’d be a testament to his overall boxing skills and mental strength,” Mosley said. “He has to do everything right to be able to outbox and beat Triple-G, because he is coming and he’s serious.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sterilizer on 09-02-2018

[QUOTE=markther;19065173]I found this video interesting. It looked like Canelo hit GGG with his best shot in the 1st fight and GGG kept coming forward. I wonder if this will be in the back of Canelo’s mind. Just clicked on link…

Comment by PoserExposer on 09-02-2018

I stand corrected and I agree with you. The level of stupidity among casuals on here is amazing and I confused your post for another moron trying to prove a moot point. I agree with you. [QUOTE=SplitSecond;19065135]Yes. I believe the…

Comment by PoserExposer on 09-02-2018

Was is wannabe or wanna be? Because [B][I]clearly[/I][/B] you are casual AND a moron. It’s wannabe [B][I][U]you wannabe![/U][/I][/B][QUOTE=saopaulo;19065373]same thing goes for too many wanna be journalists trying to act like they have knowledge in journalism. like you[/QUOTE]

Comment by TonyGe on 09-02-2018

[QUOTE=HURTFEELINGS;19064889]Golovkin will not pour it on early, unlike most of you, he has been in the ring with Canelo, and he knows intimately what Canelo is capable of, because he already ate plenty counters. GGG should've got Canelo out of…

Comment by BLACK KNOT on 09-02-2018

[QUOTE=Senor_frogs;19065144]If he turns it on early he can get caught by a counter and get hurt himself. Doubt this fight will be much different. Still see Cinnamon giving GGG a boxing lesson.[/QUOTE]how will clenelo look now that he isn't cheating…

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