Canelo - Golovkin: Bernard Hopkins Has Doubts for Canelo Pulling It Off?
on Mar 18, 2017 12:36 AM EDT
Bernard Hopkins, of late, who was once lording it over the middleweight division for having unified the IBF, WBA, WBO, and WBC world championships, pitched in his opinion on the imminent battle for the WBA regular world middleweight championship involving Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs. Golovkin himself holds the unified WBA (super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight world titles. Apparently running contrary to popular opinion, Hopkins sees victory getting bagged by Daniel Jacobs.
Gennady Golovkin (36-0-0, 33KOs) is the undefeated holder of the WBA world superchampionship belt while Daniel Jacobs (32-1-0, 29KOs) has the regular WBA world championship diadem. Introducing the element of excitement and thrill in this rendezvous of middleweight rulers is Golovkin's reputation and aura of invincibility - a knockout machine at that. In seventeen fights he was involved in defense of his titles, not a single adversary had succeeded nor anyone had managed to carry the fight to its full stretch. On March 18 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, Daniel Jacobs, a native of Brooklyn, New York, will become the latest opposition who will try to stop the wayward 34-year-old train from Kazakhstan. Jacobs exudes confidence he can pull it off.
Nonetheless, Gennady Gorlovkin's current feat is still three fights away from barging into the books. Bernard Hopkins consecutively defended the same unified middleweight world titles tweenty times before losing the belts to Jermain Taylor in 2005. But with Golovkin's current run of seventeen consecutive title defences, he is certainly inching closer to breaking Hopkin's historic run, let alone the budding scarcity of opposition who could hinder Golovkin from wrecking more havoc in the middleweight neighbourhood. Hopkins is simply seeing an upset win for Jacob.
Should Golovkin overcomes Jacob, Golovkin is still going to be two more fights away from wiping out Hopkins' place in the annals of boxing. Which is why a Golovkin's win over Jacobs should not be an immediate cause of concern for Hopkins. One of the opponents of those two fights is maybe unknown but the other one is Saul Canelo Alvarez. For the longest time there has always been a growing body of belief the Mexican has the tools to beat Golovkin.
Bernard Hopkins is a top executive officer for Golden Boy Promotions in which Canelo Alvarez is a mainstay. Now a fitting question is, shouldn't Hopkins be any happier if Alvarez, instead of the 30-year-old New Yorker, gets the chance to topple down Golovkin from his royal perch?
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