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Nacho Backs Canelo To Blast Out Kovalev and Golovkin

Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain has backed Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez to come away with an impressive win in his light heavyweight debut.

Canelo will jump in weight by two full divisions, to challenge Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title.

The contest takes place on November 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.


Another big fight for Canelo would be a trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin, who last week secured a tough decision win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The trilogy fight is a possibility for next year, in May of September.

Based on their most recent performances, Nacho believes Canelo's physical attributes will not only push him forward to a win over Kovalev and Golovkin. He also believes Canelo will score knockout victories over both opponents.

"Canelo and his team have worked well. He throws combinations and boxes well, because that is what he needs to do for the opponents he's facing. I think Canelo beats [Golovkin], I think he could even achieve a technical knockout, because he is young and strong," Nacho said to ESPN Deportes.

"As with Kovalev, to beat Canelo you need speed and technique, and Kovalev has neither one nor the other. Kovalev is a strong fighter but Canelo is going to take away all of his punches and I don't doubt that he can even knock him out, and if he doesn't knock him out, he will put a [a beating on him]."

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Comment by lopetego on 10-11-2019

Canelo would beat the crap outta the current washed up GGG (who got a blatant gift against Derev), GGG is finished Kovalev is washed up too, but the size and power difference is so big that it will play a…

Comment by etech1 on 10-11-2019

[QUOTE=ceylon mooney;20113289]Yes that was an odd comment.[/QUOTE] Agreed. Kovs technique is a good b plus.

Comment by etech1 on 10-11-2019

[QUOTE=Timur78;20115208]I think you're trying to re-frame the argument, which is: Canelo is doing the same as what Mayweather was doing fighting marquee opponents past their prime. It's a smart business decision, because there is more pay and less risk and…

Comment by Timur78 on 10-11-2019

[QUOTE=I'm Widdit!;20114656]Whom are the notable killers Floyd faced at 29 years of age having moved up 2 classes to begin with?[/QUOTE] I think you're trying to re-frame the argument, which is: Canelo is doing the same as what Mayweather was…

Comment by Al Broker on 10-10-2019

[QUOTE=Timur78;20114636]Canelo learned well from Mayweather, to fight the marquee fighters when they are past their prime.[/QUOTE] Whom are the notable killers Floyd faced at 29 years of age having moved up 2 classes to begin with?

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