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Birmingham Pro Boxers Give their Predictions on Canelo v GGG

The Biggest Fight of the Year

Birmingham Pro Boxers Give their Predictions on

Canelo v GGG

Now that the circus has left town with Mayweather hitting 50 - 0 by first giving McGregor a exhibition then a education in boxing and finally executing the UFC 2 Weight champion, we can finally talk about a real world class boxing match with 2 of the best fighters In the world competing. Canelo Álvarez (49-1-1) takes on Gennady Golovkin (37-0) in a unification title fight which is being billed as the Supremacy. On the line will be the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF World titles, the Ring Magazine and the vacant Lineal Middleweight championship of the world. The bout will be held on September 16, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and will be televised on HBO pay-per-view.

Now the Birmingham Boxing Column would normally not talk about this fight as it is nothing to do with Birmingham the Black-country or the Midlands but this fight is to big not to talk about. To keep this in the Birmingham spirit the column has contacted a number of the Midlands top professional fighters and trainers and asked them two simple questions. Who will win? And Why?

The response was immense and her are the answers we have received.

Jon Pegg Eastside Manager/Trainer gave this verdict, Jon said "Golovkin will win, he's at a stage he can't afford to lose".


Tommy Owens Boxing promoter for TOPromotions who have a show on the same night at Villa Park Aston gave his verdict he told me "GGG and Alvarez, I think it's a real 50/50 fight mate got the makings of a classic, really think it will come down to who wants it most. Alvarez has the skills and GGG has the power and toughness proper classic in the making mate".

Head Pro trainer at Smoking Joe's Digbeth Shan Cogan see's it go like the he told me "I fancy Canelo to win. His got really good movement and throws lots of punches and avoids lots of punches. GGG only just won his last fight it was very close".


Paul "Soggy" Counihan Eastside trainer said "Great fight between to elite boxers.Tough fight to call but if I have to pick I will go with GGG because of a number of reasons, he punches harder, his bigger, his great amateur experience, the way he puts his opponent into traps with his faints and footwork I think gives him the edge but that's taking nothing away from Canelo who is outstanding as well".

Will Stokes promotor for Birmingham MTK told the Column "I think Alvarez wins on points.

GGG being 35 and Alvarez being 27 I think Alvarez will be that little bit too sharp and fast. Also, the fact GGG comes forward and doesn't mind taking a punch is perfect for Canelo. He has had problems with the slicker back foot boxers before and won't find trouble finding GGG. No doubt both boxers will have had long intense camps but I believe the timing now favours Canelo. 18 months/2 years ago I would have gone the other way., Alvarez Points Win".


Peter Christie pro boxing trainer said "GGG. Will win by K.O 7-8 because a good big one99% of The time will beat a good little one".