Canelo vs. Golovkin By Sean Jones: Former 4 time world title challenger Martin Murray is picking Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) to stop Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) in their crucial middleweight fight in 11 days from now on September 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Murray, 34, thinks Canelo has been sly with the way he’s waited until Golovkin hasn’t looked good in his last 2 fights before finally agreeing to fight him.
Murray says that if Canelo had fought Triple G before his fights against Danny Jacobs and Kell Brook, the boxing fans would pick him for sure to beat the Mexican star. But with Golovkin looking “beatable” against Jacobs and Brook, he says this has people thinking that Canelo can win. However, Murray says he knows how good Golovkin is after fighting him, and he doesn’t think Canelo will be able to hang with him. Murray is predicting a late stoppage for Golovkin. Read
Golovkin knocked out Murray in the 11th round in their fight on February 21, 2015. Golovkin dropped Murray 3 times in the fight in dropping him twice in round 4, and another time in the 10th. That’s the only time in Murray’s 10-year pro career that he’s been knocked out, and he’s been inside the ring with some hard punchers in George Groves, Sergio Martinez, Arthur Abraham and Gabriel Rosado.
“It was a tough fight,” said Martin Murray to BoxNation about his fight with Golovkin in 2015. “I think what makes him standout is he’s good at everything. He takes a shot well. He fights, and he hits hard. His variety, which is something that surprised me most about him…We started off in the 1st round, and he hit me, I anticipated this big, heavy banger. So when he hit me first, I thought, ‘I can deal with this,’ but it was the relentless pressure with him,” said Murray Canelo vs. Golovkin