Porter Expects Canelo To Make Adjustments, Beat Golovkin

By Ryan Burton and other members of the media caught up with former welterweight champion Shawn "Showtime" Porter (28-2) earlier this week at his Las Vegas media workout for his upcoming showdown against Danny Garcia (34-1). 

The vacant WBC welterweight title will be at stake in the Showtime televised main event and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York will serve as the venue.

One of the topics that was discussed is the September 15th rematch between WBC/WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.  The high stakes battle comes almost exactly one year after their first fight ended in a controversial draw.

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Canelo-GGG is the most anticipated fight of the year and Porter, like most of the boxing industry, is very intrigued with how the fight will play out.  Opinions were divided on who deserved the win in the first fight. 

Porter was of the belief that Golovkin had done enough to secure the victory but expects their second go round to play out much differently.

"I fight the week before, man. I love that. I think that this fight - the first was very close - but something is telling me Canelo is going to win this one. I thought Triple G won the first one but some of those rounds were like alright I am giving this round to Triple G and other rounds were where you were like I am giving this to Canelo," said Porter who believes that Alvarez is more equipped to make the necessary adjustments in the rematch.

"I think that Triple G lacks defense and I think that he got hit a lot on the outside and I thing that Canelo is going to be a little bit sharper and faster and a little bit more responsible on defense. I think that he will be ready for the power that Triple G brings and the punches that he brings. Once you have seen the speed and the velocity that somebody is bringing something at you then you can make adjustments so I am expecting Canelo to make the adjustments."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BillyBoxing on 08-31-2018

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;19061291]Most people who? because the ones I read Like Doug Fisher, fat Dan, Bread man, many others specially in Floyds Gym...I don't pay much there but.... But honestly what did GGG do in those last 3 rounds? Great Great Great…

Comment by markther on 08-30-2018

[QUOTE=indelible;19061193]Don't forget Ramirez and Orozco and Haney and Burgos[/QUOTE] Yup, forgot about those, the 14 & 28th. Haney is a good lightweight too.

Comment by Satir on 08-30-2018

[QUOTE=TheBigLug;19061431] one dimensional, like GGG. .[/QUOTE] no special effects i suppose? from now on as you heard his name you can start watching some of his fights

Comment by hugh grant on 08-30-2018

What's all this talk of Nell making adjustments?I More like Nelo performed out of skin in first fight did better than people expected and won't be able to rise to occasion again.

Comment by TheBigLug on 08-30-2018

I see a similar fight. when has Canelo ever shown any real adjustments? He is one dimensional, like GGG. They are what they are. People always assume a fairly slick fighter can adjust but that's not always the case. Canelo…

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