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SHO's Farhood Backs Canelo To Defeat Golovkin in Upset

Hall of Famer and Showtime Sports broadcast analyst Steve Farhood is going with the upset on September 16th, when Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) challenges IBF, WBA, WBC, IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Golovkin is the favorite to win, but not as big of a favorite as he was a year or two ago when the two of them were in line to face each other.

For Golovkin this will be his third headline bout on HBO Pay-Per-View.

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Farhood believes Canelo will be the bigger fighter on the night of the fight.

Canelo is taking part in his first contest at the full middleweight limit of 160-pounds. The Mexican superstar has only fought once beyond the catch-weight limit of 155-pounds - which took place this past May when he climbed up to 164.5-pounds to defeat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Farhood, like most fans, felt Golovkin had some struggles in his last two fights - against Kell Brook and Daniel Jacobs.

He had some issues with Brook, who was moving up two divisions from welterweight, but eventually figured him out and stopped him in the fifth after Brook bowed out with a fractured orbital bone. And against Jacobs, Golovkin was forced to go the full twelve round distance in a competitive fight. Going into that contest, Golovkin had stopped his previous 23 opponents.

"I think the fight is coming along in a really good time for Canelo. Golovkin has shown a little bit more vulnerability lately in the Brook and the Danny Jacobs fight. Canelo took his time moving up to 160, it won’t surprise me if he’s the bigger fighter in the ring at the time of the fight, because he does blow up after the weigh in. I like his chances, I’m picking him to win in a minor upset," Farhood told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"You know the odds are not very wide for Golovkin, not as big as they would have been a couple of years ago, so maybe the fight is just coming at the right time for Canelo, but I give him a real good chance to outbox Golovkin. Obviously, if he can’t take the big punch, well then he’s going to get knocked out because he’s going to give Golovkin chances, but if he can box him and limit the danger, and limit the number of big punches he takes, I could see him like squeezing out a twelve round decision."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HughJass on 08-15-2017

[QUOTE=kidaguilar;17948226]ggg's opponents have always been horrible so what's your point?[/QUOTE] Amir Khan was outboxing Alvarez until that great shot he hit Khan with.GGG won't let 6 rounds slip.Canelos footwork is non existent,far too flat footed.The Mexican likes those ropes,that's where…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-15-2017

Farhood, as usual, makes a level headed analysis that's pretty close to how it will likely play out. Canelo has had time to watch GGG like a hawk, and will know him inside and out come fight night. I don't…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 08-14-2017

[QUOTE=harwri008;17948877]I get what you're saying, however a win over Jacobs is not a better win over Mayweather no matter what weight they fought. Most people expected Golovkin to stop Jacobs given the Pirog and Mora fights. Getting a close decision…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 08-14-2017

[QUOTE=harwri008;17948877]I get what you're saying, however a win over Jacobs is not a better win over Mayweather no matter what weight they fought. Most people expected Golovkin to stop Jacobs given the Pirog and Mora fights. Getting a close decision…

Comment by HarvardBlue on 08-14-2017

[QUOTE=New England;17948733] any of jacobs wins at MW are better than any of floyd's wins at MW BECAUSE HE NEVER F#CKING FOUGHT THERE :lol1: full retard doe.[/QUOTE] I get what you're saying, however a win over Jacobs is not a…

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