Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin (better known as Triple G) is the next big “super fight” that everyone wants to see. Will we get it or will boxing once again disappoint its loyal fan base?

Regardless of when (or even if) the fight does take place, everyone is weighing in their opinion on who they think would come out victorious. The latest prediction came from former welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“Canelo beats Triple G easy, ya he’ll beat him. He stops him,” Mayweather said when asked about the potential championship fight.

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This statement certainly comes as a huge surprise to Triple G fans considering Golovkin is an unblemished 36-0 in the ring. Golovkin is the current WBC Middleweight Champion, and his title defense against Kell Brook back in September was his most impressive victory to date.

Golovkin is viewed as one of the best knockout artists in the boxing world today, but time is not on his side. Golovkin is already 34 years old while Alvarez is just 26. If this bout does not take place in the next year, it’s in serious jeopardy of giving fans the full gratifying experience. The root of Golovkin and Alvarez not yet facing off in the ring hasn’t been determined. Many believe Golovkin is demanding too much while others firmly the Mexican champion is “ducking” Triple G at all costs.

Alvarez is currently out because of a thumb injury.

 


 

 

“I don’t have to prove anything,” said Alvarez. “I’ve never had to prove anything. Golovkin is the one that needs to prove.”

Mayweather and Alvarez dueled in the ring back in a welterweight match 2013 with Mayweather coming out victorious via majority decision. That remains Alvarez’s only career defeat.