October 5, 2022

When you think about the lofty heights Canelo reached simply in 2021, it’s exhausting to imagine that he’s only one loss away from the purpose of no return.

Nevertheless, that’s the opinion of WBC president, Mauricio Sulaiman, as Canelo prepares for his trilogy bout with Gennady Golovkin on September 17.

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Sulaiman turned WBC president in February 2014

Earlier in 2022, Canelo suffered a shock defeat to Dmitry Bivol, shedding soundly by unanimous choice whereas making an attempt to win the WBA mild heavyweight world title.

This was solely the second lack of Canelo’s profession, with the primary coming when he was simply 23-years-old by the hands of the self-proclaimed ‘Finest Ever’, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

It was anticipated that Canelo would take an instantaneous rematch with Bivol, however as a substitute he selected to tackle Golovkin for a 3rd time because of the time strain surrounding the combat with the person from Kazakhstan being 40-years-old.

The pair will probably be competing for Canelo’s undisputed tremendous middleweight crown, which incorporates the WBC title and Sulaiman, believes that it is a must-win combat for his fellow Mexican.

“Canelo felt the loss to Bivol immensely,” Sulaiman instructed journalist Tono de Valdes. “If he loses to Golovkin on September 17, I believe it’ll be very troublesome for his profession to return to his precise standing.

“He took a giant threat when he determined to go up a division to face an undefeated world champ, he misplaced and now he dangers every part towards Golovkin.”


There is real bad blood between Canelo and Golovkin that could not be resolved in their two previous fights in 2017 and 2018

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There may be actual unhealthy blood between Canelo and Golovkin that would not be resolved of their two earlier fights in 2017 and 2018

The primary combat between the pair in 2017 resulted in a controversial break up choice draw, with many followers and pundits alike believing that Golovkin had executed sufficient to beat Canelo.

Within the rematch a 12 months later, Canelo got here out on prime by majority choice, though as soon as once more the choice was disputed.

Now because the pair meet for a 3rd time, regardless of coming off the again of a loss, Canelo is within the prime of his profession and the combat is happening at his most popular weight.

As for Golvokin, he has not fought any world-class opposition since his final conflict with Canelo, though he did safe a strong win over Ryota Murata final day out.

And whereas the veteran will undoubtedly be the underdog, he may have nearly sufficient left within the tank to get the job executed.

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