Roach: Golovkin is Slipping a Little Bit, Canelo Will Win Decision

By Steve Kim

This Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the rematch between Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) takes place.

Last year they fought to a draw and many observers now believe it is the Mexican superstar that comes in with the edge this time around.

One of them happens to be renowned trainer, Freddie Roach.

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Roach told - "I like Canelo a little bit, Triple G is I think slipping a little bit. I don't think he cuts the ring off as efficiently as he used to. I like Triple G and I hope he wins but I can't bet with my heart so I think that Canelo will win a decision."

When asked if the last three rounds of their first match-up will carry over into this weekend, Roach stated it's - "definitely possible and the thing is they say Triple G is very angry at him... I mean, you can't go into a fight with anger. He's got to fight his fight and if he makes that mistake I think it will be a big one."

Roach believes the second go-around won't be all that much different than their first one.

"It'll be a good boxing match, a very good fight. Canelo I think has to pick it up a little bit, Triple G will be the same boxer he is but the thing is with his legs - can he cut the ring off. I mean, he was the best I've ever seen in my life and when he cut the ring off, he'd get you in the corner and land the right hand, the fight was usually over," Roach said.

"If  he can do that again, he'll have success but he's got to do that perfectly."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BLASTER1 on 09-12-2018

He can get it right sometimes. He predicted Hitman wouldnt last 4 rounds with Pacman. He got K/Od in 3 so he gets some right. Saying that i have the fight a close decision fight going Canelos way. I'm a…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 09-12-2018

Guess GGG is the winner then

Comment by Kurttruk on 09-11-2018

i think what Roach would like to say is Nelo will win by decision a.k.a robbery lmao slipping a little bit? pretty much clear that this is just an excuse made by a ggg fan like Roach himself just in…

Comment by Chuckguy on 09-11-2018

Is roach really that bad at predicting??? I counter that with my own misfortune. I’m rocking a GGG hat with a good boy killla shirt and I’m fawking hexed or as is Mexicans say estoy salado! Good luck lol

Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=PBR Streetgang;19090631]Eff, good to have you and that avatar back here; always respect your opinion even if I don't always agree. I do think GGG has slipped. I thought he won the first fight 7-5 or 8-4 but am not…

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