And here we go……. the fight that will determine the best middleweight, one of the best weight classes in boxing history along with heavyweight and welterweight. This fight is probably the most anticipated fight along with AJ or Parker v. Wilder. These two superstars are ready to make history and history is where this person will end up. The person that wins this fight will be mentioned along the likes of Hagler, Monzon, Hopkins, Jones Jr. and of course, the greatest of all time, The great Sugar Ray Robinson. The best fighter in boxing history to date.
The date of this incredible event is Cinco de Mayo, as it is known for the fake Mexican independence day (actually Sept. 16) as well as for the biggest fights in recent times. This date is always reserved for what is to be anticipated as the fight of the year. We will have to wait and see if they actually provide the fireworks needed to live up to the hype, it’s going to hard to top Wilder v Ortiz. I think it should be mandatory that the 5th of May always fall on a Saturday.
As we approach this holiest of boxing days, praise be onto the Ali, we are already filled with controversy. Canelo tested positive for Clenbuterol, holy Hagler! Several questions pop up when you think about how this could have happened, while I do not doubt Canelo’s version, why is he eating meat in the first place? Meat isn’t exactly the prototype cutting weight food. Since he is coming up from light middleweight, eating meat might be a perk he can afford and since the trace amounts that were found were so negligible to make a real difference and since he has never before tested positive, for anything, I’m going to pass this one off as one of those shit happens moments. But for the love of pugilism, be careful. Were these cows imported from Russia by any chance, GGG meat factories? LOL, joking, GGG wouldn’t sabotage this fight even if almighty Robinson himself came down from boxing heaven and told him to do it. A big deal will be made of it but as the boxing pope, Mills Lane, says, let’s get it on.
I’m hoping this controversy can be put aside and we can focus on the real question, who is on the undercard? It makes a difference.
I like both of these fighters. I think that they’re good for the sport. As who I think is going to win, I have no idea. It’s a 50/50, coin toss, blindfold pick. Canelo has quicker hands and a better defense and GGG can hurt you by missing, the whiff can knock you down. OMG, (oh my Greb), could this end in a draw again? Have to wait and see. Good luck to both of you and may the spirit of LaMotta be with you.