It was an outrageously entertaining fight the other night between great Mexican warriors Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares. In what will serve as a prelude to all of the war we’re about to see as we close out 2015, Santa Cruz and Mares were all guts and glory in there, putting up a pitched battle in a fight that had the feel of a vintage 80’s fight.
It resembled perhaps what Antonio Margarito vs. Fernando Vargas would’ve looked like, as Mares bravely waded in and took the brunt of the Santa Cruz artillery. It’s not unlike what Margarito would’ve done to Vargas– maul him on the inside and wear him down with volume, as his more effective shot variety and firepower allowed him to overwhelm a determined Mares.
Its time for the only war that makes sense between Mexico and Cuba, and that’s between Leo Santa Cruz and Guillermo Rigondeaux. We want to see them in there – in particular for “Rigo” – as it would be a huge legacy fight for both nations with even bigger historical significance. From this view, Santa Cruz would greatly challenge the great Rigondeuax, but would ultimately make him look sensational in probably getting a late round stoppage.
What’s great about Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, Miguel Cotto and Saul Canelo Alvarez is that they’re soldiers- kings of their nations. Ultimate warriors that get it. Guys that have a willingness to war and the desire to find out who’s the duke of the new school. From a worldly political point of view, America is still the superpower that reigns supreme, represented by Floyd Mayweather, but everything that rises must fall.
Golovkin (aka “GGG”) fights with the tyrannical and cold-blooded nature of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler; and has this good guy nature woven into what seems very much like a Bond 007 villain. Golovkin, born Russian before converting to the nationality of his native Kazakhstan, will invade Canada (sort of) and obliterate David Lemieux on Oct. 17, which will set up a confrontation with either Mexico or Puerto Rican, as Cotto and Canelo compete in a showdown that’s eagerly anticipated on Nov 21.
MIGUEL COTTO VS. SAUL CANELO ALVAREZ <<<<<<<<<[“GGG”]
Consider that Alvarez decisively beat Shane Mosley a few years back and is no where near the green fighter he was back when Cotto and Mosley were dueling in 2007. Alvarez is a younger, faster and more damaging striker of the two. He is, in fact, a better version of what Cotto is today- a well armed machine determined to break you down. Cotto fights with the spirit of the iconic revolutionary war figure Che Guevera and the will of Fidel Castro (we know he’s Puerto Rican, but we also know he loves a Cuban sandwich). The problem is in Canelo, he’s going up against Pancho Villa and Zorro, and should ruthlessly (and quite brutally) maul and bludgeon Cotto in 2015’s fight of the year.
>>>>>>>>GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. SAUL CANELO ALVAREZ
Golovkin will most likely never get a chance to face Cotto, as Alvarez will pound the Puerto Rican great into retirement and parties in Jay-Z’s bomb shelter. When matched against Golovkin it would be the equivalent of Hagler/Hearns, as the two would bomb away. The difference in this fight is that Golovkin is the much heavier, more damaging puncher and the naturally bigger man. Canelo would put up a helluva fight, but he’ll eventually be backed up with GGG’s thunderous jab and thudding strikes. Golovkin would systematically break down and dismantle Alvarez over the course of maybe 10 or 11 rounds ala Hagler/Mugabi, to set up the ultimate showdown of East vs. West.
GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. FLOYD MAYWEATHER<<<<<<<<<<
Floyd Mayweather, is someone a lot of people in the U.S. alone would detonate via atomic bomb, given his pompous flare for all things asshole and penchant for excessive living (if there is such a thing for someone of enormous riches). The worlds #1 fighter handed Alvarez a #2 pencil and an examination before erasing him with that very pencil and scribbling a C+ on his forehead in Sept. 2013. A year prior to that he endured fierce negotiations with Cotto in the ring before sanctioning his ass and issuing a new policy on war tactics.
If Mayweather’s ring approach to war in the ring were identified by true super leaders or a terrorist, it would be President Barack Obama, Osama Bin Laden and Nelson Mandela. Mayweather, who will massacre former Haitian world champion Andre Berto on Sept. 12; is as polished a technician as Obama is a speaker, and as invisible (while deadly) as Bin Laden. His run since the 1996 Olympics is not as remarkable as Mandela’s near 3 decade prison odyssey, but the ring presence and aura he’s hurled over the fight world –as if a blanket since then, wouldn’t work on Golovkin, who is defiantly adamant about fighting his fight.
Mayweather would look good against Golovkin for long lengths of the fight because he’s, well, Mayweather, but he’d be no match for GGG over the full 12 rounds. There’s no way Floyd would EVER try to punch with Golovkin, who would know this, and just fire away at Mayweather. Subjected to the best ring general he’s ever faced, forced into claustrophobia and being ground assaulted after his air strike ability was grounded, Mayweather would either have to stand and fight or go into survival mode. We think he’d do the latter and drop a lopsided UD or get stopped by GGG late. This would be most likely at the new MGM Grand International in 2016, especially since his 6th and final fight under Showtime its not a moneymaker for the network. Plus, the opportunity to take down a superpower in Golovkin for his 50th win will prove irresistible – and he’ll lose.
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