Want to see what it took to get the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight made? L.A. Times writer Lance Pugmire takes you behind the scenes with exclusive access to the fighters, promoters and trainers of this mega-fight.
This is the kind of fight I wouldn’t bet on. It’s a real 50-50 fight, in which both fighters will have their moments.
As I wrote in Saturday’s edition of The Times, I think the early rounds with be more tactical than people expect. Golovkin’s long and powerful jab will be the key in the first few rounds.
Keep an eye on whether Alvarez can use his own jab effectively. Alvarez will have to use angles while doubling and tripling up on his jab. If Alvarez can advance behind that jab – this will require a certain degree of footspeed I’m not sure he possesses – this will be a good night for him.