Bernard Hopkinsthe former American boxer, known for his 10-year reign as world middleweight champion, has spoken out about what could happen in the highly anticipated bout between Canelo Alvarez as well as Gennady Golovkin September 17th in Las Vegas.
Hopkins has no doubts about what will happen in the ring.
“It will be interesting to see two guys who are a few years older and not as young as they used to be,” he told Little Giant Boxing.
“I think there will be more strikes from both sides. I choose Canelo by knockout in the sixth or seventh round.
“I don’t find this fight as exciting as the first two. I predict Canelo will find his way and then be stopped in the sixth or seventh round.”
Hopkins dares to say that Canelo will “crush” his opponent by force.
“Looks like it’s going to be a beating. I think it will be a blow to the liver and it will happen in the first four rounds,” he said.
“Canelo is a good bodyshot that tires, and then [Golovkin’s] head can do whatever he wants.
This would be the best news for Canelo, who needs such a victory to forget what happened against bivol.