Fight Between Canelo and Triple GGG

Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady GGG

Fight Between Canelo Triple GGG You Didn’t Know About

Before their September 15th fight last year, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin had already faced each other on a previous occasion. The sparring bout occurred in 2011 when Canelo was preparing to fight Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

The Ring Magazine was present for the sparring session that summer day in Big Bear, California, and reported how both fighters landed strong punches from the very first round. Canelo finished the round with a massive blow on GGG, but the Kazakhstani boxer just laughed it off.

When they started the second, Golovkin came back stronger, landing a heavy hook to Alvarez’s liver. Triple G continued to dominate throughout the third and fourth round, with Canelo failing to throw any jabs and forgetting to bob and weave.

Whenever the Mexican boxer tried hitting his opponent, Golovkin effectively dodged and blocked the punches, and countered intelligently. Canelo’s tactic kept worsening throughout the fight, unable to land anything and his face reddening from GGG’s punches.

By the fifth round, Alvarez appeared to be tired, circling the ring with his back against the ropes. At this point, Canelo started throwing jabs again, but Triple G’s counter-hooks were too constant and powerful for the Mexican.

The sixth and final round saw Alvarez catch his second wind, staying on his toes and connecting quick 1-2 combos. After Canelo connected a firm uppercut and a solid hook, GGG started to throw combinations of his own, finishing the last minute of the fight with both fighters throwing punches relentlessly.

This 2011 bout was a glimpse at what the world would witness six years later, a close head-to-head between two fighters of high caliber. Although the 2017 fight between the two ended in a stalemate, their upcoming rematch will hopefully give the fans a proper winner.

 

Conor McGregor Shows Off Cleto Reyes Gloves During Training

Conor McGregor Cleto Reyes Gloves During Training

Conor McGregor Shows Off Cleto Reyes Gloves During Training

Conor McGregor is notorious for being a fan of Cleto Reyes boxing gloves and of Mexican culture overall. Before his fight against Floyd Mayweather, he praised the handmade Mexican gloves and even laughed at Mayweather’s fear of the lighter glove.

McGregor recently made his love for Mexican boxing gloves evident once again, sharing a picture of him with a big pair of Cleto Reyes gloves during training. He also said the McGregors love Mexico, especially since his son was born on Cinco de Mayo.

Cleto Reyes Mc Gregor

 

“Working in the big Mexican gloves today,” wrote McGregor. “Made from either cowhide or goatskin, and stuffed with horsehair, they are a lovely weighty glove, and known globally as the ‘punchers glove.'”

He went on to talk about how some boxing contests ban the Cleto Reyes glove “because of lack of bottle.” McGregor also reminded fans that “Muhammad Ali was a big fan of these gloves” and how Ali’s fondness of the glove brought Cleto Reyes to the forefront of boxing equipment.

The Irishman admitted that although he prefers his 4oz MMA gloves, and that he didn’t know about Cleto Reyes until starting his pro career, he does “enjoy the fit and the feel of this [Cleto Reyes] glove.” McGregor ended his message of support for Cleto Reyes by reminding everyone that Mexicans and the Irish are very similar.

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“The Mexicans are of a strong breed. Just like the Irish,” he wrote. “I have a lot of respect for Mexico. My son was also born on Cinco de Mayo. Mexico, the McGregors love you!” Perhaps the best comparison, though, was when he explained how tequila, just like whiskey, “puts hair on your chest.”

“Tequila, another phenomenal Mexican-made product,” wrote McGregor. “Just like my Irish whiskey, it is for the powerful, and the driven. There is an Irish saying that our whiskey ‘will put hairs on your chest.’ It is why there is a big gorilla on mine.”

Thank you for all the love, Conor!