Re: Gennady Golovkin vs Billy Joe Saunders
Saunders has nothing to lose and GGG has nothing to gain. It's too late to start cleaning up the division, GGG should have done that before he got jobbed for his belts. They've already legitimized the draw and loss with a "close enough" based on a mixture of popularity and canelos improvement from the first to second fight.
The cats out of the bag on GGG. Balloon up enough after the weigh in where you don't have to evade his power and try to back him up while throwing combos.... you can look like a monster (bjs has no problem putting pounds--just has a problem waiting till after the weigh in). Not saying GGG knocking down or hurting heavyweights in sparring is a myth. probably isn't but heavyweights now a days don't throw combos much because they're afraid of gassing. Middleweights have higher work rates and if you pack on 23 pounds overnight and fight in spurts you wont gas out as quickly. Until GGG works on a way to combat that, any good middle weight that does that and lasts till the final bell has a chance. He's already to old to work on his conditioning and run those guys ragged around the ring to wear them down... his legs wont let him. So he has to pack on weight and work on timing and accuracy, improve his defense (instead of relying on his chin) maybe take a few on the button to draw those guys in and have them stay to long. Could work on guys like hurd, charlo... BJS probably has to be pressed, as does andrade
They want your @$$ beat because upsets make news. News brings about excitement, excitement brings about ratings. The objective is to bring you up to the tower and tear your @$$ down. And if you don't believe that, you're crazy.
Roy Jones, Jr. "What I've Learned," Esquire 2003