Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez are two great champions in the sport of boxing, both of which, could be top 10 boxers, and continue to impress at the highest possible level, and obviously, everyone wants to see them fight. In my opinion, Golovkin vs Alvarez is a 50/50 fight between two world champions, and two elites. I think one of the many reasons this fight isn't happening is because neither of them have a specific desire to fight each other, they'd be just as happy to be successful amongst their own fights, against different opponents, because although there is lot to gain for both of them, both have a lot to lose, and to make the fight, is a lot of effort. I think Gennady Golovkin doesn't have any demands as to who he fights, I think he is interested, in getting in the ring against any male, professional middleweight, 35-0, or 0-12, opponents who have beaten world class veterans, or opponents who have beaten guys below the level of fighting within their country, I don't think he minds much about who he fights, he makes requests, I think he would rather fight the best, but I don't think there's anything crucial to him regarding his opponents. I think Saul Alvarez is in his early prime years, and is approaching the top his game, he's looked very impressive in the last year in my opinion, he has a lot to lose at the moment, of course he does, his reputation, his pride as believing he is top dog, so obviously, he wants to be sensible, right now, he's understandably frustrated at a man who has fought nothing like the level of opposition he has getting so much more respect and recognition from the boxing public out there than he is getting, he seems to have a grudge against Golovkin, and it's clear to anyone he doesn't like him one bit, and at the moment, Alvarez doesn't seem keen to fight Golovkin, and in my opinion, he isn't, because as a 26 year old champion, with a lot to defend, who could fight a fighter of a similar level to him, who is a massive risk, and who is almost inevitably a real challenge, he probably is trying to do himself a favour by waiting until physical decline potentially helps him out, which is smart, but fans don't understand (because they do the want to) that the point when boxer proves himself, is long before the stage Alvarez is at now, and he doesn't seem to get any credit by beating anybody but Golovkin, which I think is such a shame, and I think even more so, Canelo doesn't feel at all motivated to fight Golovkin because he feels as if fans are trying to force him into it, and that, is terrible for a fighter's mental health if they do go ahead with the fight, no boxer wants to feel like he's being bullied into a fight, and very understandably so, I think there are far too many fans out there who want to see the fight just to see Alvarez lose, and these fans should understand what the sport is about, and how and why boxers earn the level respect, they deserve.
I think Golovkin vs Alvarez would be so interesting. You have one guy, with the far, far better amateur experience, the other, with the better professional experience, you have one guy, who's looked more impressive and won more fights with ease, who seems more triumphant, and the other, having been in against the mouth stronger level of opposition. Golovkin and Alvarez are both massive punchers, it's hard time say who is the bigger puncher, I think Golovkin is better at knowing how to use his power, he is phenomenal at knowing the right split second to put his foot in the gas, he catches his opponent when they are most vulnerable, no where they are most vulnerable, he uses 100% of his power, and he does this so well, he can even put a lot of power on his jab, I think in terms of being dangerous, this gives him a superiority. Both Golovkin and Alvarez are massive counter punchers, one would think, with Golovkin having all that amateur experience behind him, that he's the better counter puncher, but Alvarez is so talented, the biggest key to being a counter puncher, is timing, that timing Alvarez has used in the past and is getting increasingly better at using, that is a level of ability to time shots, which one doesn't get taught. I think Alvarez is a much better combination puncher than Golovkin, and has the faster hands of the two, and I suspect, seeing as he has them well on his side in that the gap between hsi own hand speed and Golovkin's will grow, I think Alvarez is more durable than Golovkin, Golovkin does not take punches when he doesn't want to, we've never really seen him take any perfectly landed shots, which he tried extremely hard to evade but couldn't, nobody has ever been able to put him in a position where he can't see the punches coming, I wonder how he would react if he did was caught, properly, it's certainly not something he's used to, but to me, if there is a durable fighter in the world, his name is Canelo Alvarez, I wonder if maybe this could play a part, it could be added motivation for Golovkin not to take risks, but it could also limit his ability to take risks which are necessary, and it could play into Canelo's hands, if a boxer can hurt his opponent, but not vise verse, then this is a massive factor, this might be the case, but it might not be, it's all theoretical at the moment. I wonder if maybe Golovkin is too big for Alvarez at the moment, it's certainly something to consider, Golovkin is a full on career middleweight, Canelo seemed absolutely fine at 154 against Liam Smith, and he's fought at 147 before, he's only 26, all this fuss about his weight, is ridiculous, when he fights at 160, he probably fights weighing around 167, which is not unusual for a middleweight, all these rumours, all this speculation, that he weighs 180+ during his fights, is stupid, unrealistic, and assuming he doesn't cause a disadvantage for himself, impossible, he weighs in at the right weight, from then on, he has every right to do whatever he wants. I wonder if maybe, just maybe, Alvarez doesn't feel like he's quite big enough for Golovkin yet, and hopes he will grow into a more established 160 lb fighter in the future, he's said he doesn't consider himself a real middleweight, why would he say that if it wasn't true?, if he is the cherry picker so many of you think he is, and he was lying about feeling like more a light middleweight than a middleweight, why would he move from one of the quietest divisons in the world to possibly the most competitive divison in the world?, with that disadvantage, it's a ridiculous thought, I believe weight could be a potential reason for Alvarez not being keen to fight Golovkin at the moment. Right now, Golovkin vs Alvarez is one the best possible fights that could happen in my opinion, it would be so great to see in my opinion, they are both great champions, that has already been proven, it isn't a fight that needs to happen, but it would be great to see.
If anybody would like to respond, please do, I would be interested to read what anybody on Eye on the ring, thinks about the fight.