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Farhood picks Canelo to beat Golovkin

Steve Farhood thinks Canelo is taking the Golovkin fight at the right time.

Canelo Alvarez & Gennady Golovkin Press Tour - New York Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images

Showtime commentator Steve Farhood took time time to chat up a number of boxing topics with On The Ropes Boxing Radio, and among other topics — you know, like Mayweather-McGregor — he also gave some of his thoughts on next month’s showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.

When asked about what he thinks of the Canelo-GGG fight, Farhood mentioned that he was more willing to talk about it since he won’t be scoring the fight on air (as it’s an HBO show).

“I think the fight is coming along in a really good time for Canelo. Golovkin has shown a little bit more vulnerability lately in the Brook and the Danny Jacobs fight. Canelo took his time moving up to 160, it won’t surprise me if he’s the bigger fighter in the ring at the time of the fight, because he does blow up after the weigh in. I like his chances, I’m picking him to win in a minor upset.”

Farhood also mentions that this fight is perceived to be much closer than it would’ve been just couple years ago, which has become an increasingly popular opinion:

“You know the odds are not very wide for Golovkin, not as big as they would have been a couple of years ago, so maybe the fight is just coming at the right time for Canelo, but I give him a real good chance to outbox Golovkin. Obviously, if he can’t take the big punch, well then he’s going to get knocked out because he’s going to give Golovkin chances, but if he can box him and limit the danger, and limit the number of big punches he takes, I could see him like squeezing out a twelve round decision.”

The announcer finally mentioned that he doesn’t believe that the judges will deliberately award a close decision to Canelo Alvarez simply because he’s a young star in the sport. He instead places his faith in the ‘really good judges’ he fully expects to be given the assignment.

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