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Reynoso: Canelo still improving, Golovkin has already peaked

Canelo’s trainer is fully confident heading into the Gennady Golovkin rematch.

Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez - News Conference Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Chepo Reynoso, one of the two lead trainers for Canelo Alvarez, is sure that his fighter is going to emerge victorious on the schedule May 5th rematch with Gennady Golovkin. In the first outing the two fighters battled to a disputed draw, but Reynoso explains that Canelo can improve on his performance, while Golovkin can’t.

“In every fight, Saul has shown progress, but we believe that Golovkin is always the same fighter and has reached his limit, but Saul is a thinking fighter,” Chepo told Beto Gonzalez.

Reynoso still concedes that Canelo has to be mindful about Golovkin’s power, but still thinks his fighter has the edge in this rematch.

“We can not (mess about with) Golovkin because it is very risky to get hit with the wrong punch.

”But I insist, Golovkin has already reached his limit and as they say in my world - ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ so I don’t think Golovkin is going to surprise Canelo.”

Golovkin will have turned 36-years old by the time this fight takes place, so it’s really no question that Golovkin won’t be getting any better as time passes — the only real question is how much he’s declined, if at all. The only real way to determine that is by watching him perform, and as Andre Berto once said, ‘the ring is a cold place where the truth comes out.’

Can Golovkin change things up to make a more emphatic statement this time around, or is it too little too late against a good, young fighter who’s in his physical prime?

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