By Sean Jones: Andre Ward says he was surprised Canelo Alvarez failed to knock out 40-year-old Gennady Golovkin in their fight last month on September 17.
Ward feels that Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) should be able to stop this older version of Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) because he was there to pay and looked older for the last three . age.
Golovkin looked every 40 years, and, surprisingly, Canelo could not take him out with him. Ward did not touch on the fact that Canelo is starting to show signs of deterioration, which started with his fight against Billy Joe Saunders in 2021.
If Ward wants to know why Canelo can’t KO Golovkin, it’s because he’s 33 years old. This isn’t the same Canelo who fought Golovkin in 2018, and it’s not just his interest in golf. have a negative impact on his game. Canelo has a long way to go from most of his fights, and he’s actually aged the way people do.
“This time for the third time against GGG, who, by the way, is now 40 years old,” Max Kellerman told ESPN about Canelo Alvarez’s recent win over Gennady Golovkin in their fight.
“He looked 40 for a while,” Andre Ward said about GGG.
Golovkin is 40 years old since his fight with Sergiy Derevyanchenko in 2019, three years ago. He looked bad and Derevyanchenko and the poor against Steve Rolls and Ryota Murata.
“It has. At the same time, he turned 4o, 38, 39,” Kellerman said. “He looked like he could still fight at a higher level when he fought Canelo for the second time. I think Canelo won the second fight.
“There are those who think GGG did. Of course, most think GGG won the first fight, and I think Canelo left no doubt here. [in the trilogy match with Golovkin].
“It was a dud of a fight compared to the first two, which was a good level fight. What do you think about Canelo?” said Kellerman.
“I think he should have stopped this version of Golovkin,” said Ward. “If Canelo is who he says he is, always great, You must use warriors like this, who actually just came out to get a check.”
Canelo can’t take advantage of Golovkin because he’s too old and wasted the time to get rid of him.
When or if Canelo fights Dmitry Bivol next year, he will be beaten even worse than he was in the first fight. Canelo may be considering Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez’s win over Bivol as it would save him another one-sided loss.
“Canelo’s performance was incredible,” Ward said. “I thought it was going to be a bit tough, but the performance from Golovkin was not scary. I was very surprised by the reaction and the reaction that people finally got the revelation that he was looking at the old man.
“He seems to have aged in the last two to three years, and because he has the mantra of the Mexican style, everyone is making excuses that he takes too many forms and too many tortures. The time of reaction and reaction is not here they are,” Ward said of Golovkin.
“If you think about it, that’s the biggest name, the only real name that Golovkin has in his history. No matter how you feel about it, that’s the truth,” Ward said.
“It has. For middleweights and under,” Kellerman said of Golovkin. “It has appeared for some time that it is not worth the risk of star fighters to fight at middleweight or below.”
“I don’t think he wanted to fight some of these fighters,” Ward said of Golovkin. “I’m not talking. There are some people that you and I know being at HBO that he won’t fight.
“Canelo starts at junior middleweight and wins titles at junior middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight, moves up to heavyweight and knocks out Kovalev,” Kellerman said. “He’s not the Kovalev you fought, but he’s still winning fights.
“In the end, he lost to Bivol at heavyweight, which to me, if you keep going down and keep fighting a heavier guy, eventually you’re going to lose. I don’t have that at all.” himself [Canelo].
“He just beat GGG. He hasn’t fought yet [David] Benavidez, who I would love to see this fight. Brother Charlo didn’t fight either, let alone a big one, right? Where is Canelo’s legacy for you now?” said Kellerman.
“It’s tricky, it’s complicated,” Ward said. “In heaven, he fought with everyone; he did everything, he risked everything. If you know what you are looking for and look at some of the names he fought. he [Canelo] doesn’t have too many big names on the resume.
“That being said, I think Canelo is a great talent. I think he’s done a great job, and, of course, he’s a Hall of Famer. There’s no doubt about that. But I think there’s a little more window dressing with his record than and how people perceive his work.
“I think his team did an amazing job. You have to give Oscar De La Hoya a lot of credit. He doesn’t get a lot of credit for putting Canelo’s hands on him early in his career and helping out with the match.
“They know when to have Canelo fight other guys and when to stay away. Benavidez is not going to happen now. It won’t happen because it’s too dangerous,said Ward.
Kellerman said: “I don’t think that’s fair, and I’ll tell you why. “To fight a guy like Austin Trout and Erislandy Lara when Canelo did it. If you’re rich, you don’t have to take these fights, especially against a Cuban southpaw who can box. This is not a fight. it’s money.
“He took those fights. They were close, he came out victorious. By the way, I think they were fair. They were very close, and I think he won both fights. Lara was very close.
“You don’t take these fights if you’re a ducking guy. That’s why I thought he would be a star to fight GGG,” Kellerman said.
“You do it if you believe you can beat them,” Ward said.
“So, in other words, if he doesn’t agree,” Kellerman said.
“There is no rush to fight Benavidez right now,said Ward.