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Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez predictions, betting tips & fight preview: GGG to win September super-fight

Leigh Copson 16 Sep 2017
  • Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez takes place on Saturday, September 16
  • Get free predictions & betting tips for this massive super-fight
Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fight in September (credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez predictions for the world middleweight & super-middleweight title fight on September 16. Fight fans will finally get their wish when Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez step in the ring – but who will win this super-fight? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.

Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Predictions

Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Betting Tips Explained

Fight fans have been made to wait for this fight for a couple of years now, but in the wake of Saul Alvarez’s lop-sided win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr it was confirmed – in true professional wrestling style – that his next opponent would be the man who has dominated the middleweight and super-middleweight scene in recent years, Gennady Golovkin.

“Golovkin, you are next my friend,” Alavarez declared during an in-ring post-fight interview, and the lights immediately began to flicker before a video package played hyping the Golovkin. GGG then made his way to the ring and the two made traded verbal jabs in a scene you would expect to see on a WWE wrestling show, but on September 16 there will be no theatrics and the violence will not be choreographed and scripted.  The big question is, who will leave a winner?

Golovkin has been in the undisputed king of the middleweight and super-middleweight ranks for some time now. Boasting a perfect 37-0 record with 33 stoppage successes, ‘GGG’ has made his claim to be the number one pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, although his last couple of performances may have exposed a more human side in the relentless Kazakhstani fighter.

While he needed only five rounds to dispatch welterweight champion Kell Brook last September, the Englishman provided Golovkin with probably the biggest test of his career so far. ‘Special K’ recovered from an early knockdown to give the middleweight and super-middleweight champion a few problems as he bravely stood toe-to-toe with him, but while he did enjoy some success it was those brutal hands of Golovkin that caused a huge amount of damage. Brook suffered a broken right eye socket and despite his insistence he could fight on, his corner rightly threw in the towel.

Golovkin’s next outing saw him take on Daniel Jacobs in a unification fight and once the ‘Miracle Man’ had clearly been buoyed by Brook’s showing against the Kazakhstani ace. Jacobs became the first man to take Golovkin the full 12 rounds and many felt the American was wronged when the judges awarded the decision to his unbeaten opponent. Jacobs himself claimed the decision had gone Golovkin’s way because of the potential showdown with Alvarez – but fight fans and pundits wondered loudly if the super-fight would ever actually happen.

After all, Alvarez was on a run of facing some underwhelming opposition at that time. The Mexican fighter had bounced back from the decision defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr – his only professional loss – by reeling off three stoppage victories, and he made it four-in-a-row when he took a decision win over Miguel Cotto. However, instead of stepping up a level he took fights with Amir Khan, Liam Smith and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, leading to some claiming he was running from Golovkin.

However, ‘Canelo’ was not doing any running when the two men finally squared each other up in the ring on May 6 and he will now have an opportunity to do what no other man has managed to do – beat Golovkin in a professional fight.

I cannot see that happening. Golovkin’s relentless pressure game certainly plays into the hands of Alvarez – a talented counter-punched with powerful and fast hands – but I cannot see ‘Canelo’ withstanding the power that will come his way. The last natural welterweight fighter who faced it – Kell Brook – had to withstand some serious punishment before that fractured eye socket forced his team to throw in the towel, and while I am certainly not predicting some sort of injury for Alvarez I simply cannot see him pulling off an upset – I do not even see him lasting the full 12 rounds.

Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Betting Odds

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Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Stats

Gennady GolovkinTale of the TapeSaul Alvarez
172Total Rounds353
5' 10.5"Height5' 9"
Karaganda, KazakhstanBirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

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