2. This could start a great series of fights
The worst thing that could happen on Saturday night would be for this fight to end quickly. Both men are extremely powerful and there is a chance that a quick knockout could happen. However, I really don’t see things going that way given the skilled defense of each competitor. This should be a classic, old-school matchup that leaves fight fans wanting more. And that’s never a bad thing, is it?
Rematches in boxing can get tricky, especially with the mandatory challengers that I mentioned earlier. However, if this fight goes the way I think it can go, it would be a crime to see it only once. Some of the greatest fighters in history have had to prove more than once that they were the superior fighter, and a series of fights can be so good. Watching Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe go at it three times was great. The same can be said for Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran, Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward, or Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
Even if a trilogy doesn’t happen, who didn’t want to see Mike Tyson try and overcome that loss to Evander Holyfield? Okay, maybe that’s a bad example but again, you see what I’m getting at. Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin have the chance to do something special this weekend. The rivalry is already there, and I have no doubt that the fight will live up to the hype. So when it does, there will be too much at stake to not let it happen again.
Billy Jo Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs), who currently holds the WBO middleweight title (the only belt that won’t be in Las Vegas on Saturday) has already said that he wants the winner, and while a unification bout is never a bad thing, especially when someone can become an undisputed champion, which is insanely rare these days, I just think that Canelo and GGG will meet again after this weekend, no matter who comes out on top, and could become the next great series in boxing history.