Canelo vs Golovkin: 'GGG' clear winner, says boxing analyst

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Boxing analyst Al Bernstein said Gennady Golovkin is the clear winner against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Reuters/Eric Gaillard (MONACO - Tags: SPORT BOXING)

Showtime’s expert analyst Al Bernstein said unified middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin would be the “clear winner” of a potential superfight against WBC middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, which is expected to happen in September.

This year’s blockbuster bout between Alvarez and Golovkin is still a couple of months away, but boxing fans and pundits have already chimed in about the fight's winner. According to Bernstein, it would be hard to imagine Alvarez beating Golovkin despite Canelo’s youth and demand of a 155-pound catchweight.

“I think Golovkin is the clear winner in that fight, it’s hard for me to figure out a way that Canelo can beat him,” Bernstein told On The Ropes Boxing Radio. “It could be a very interesting and exciting fight, potentially, but Canelo isn’t a big middleweight and Golovkin has certainly been at 160lbs for a long time.”

Alvarez has been ordered by the WBC for a mandatory title defense of his middleweight belt against Golovkin. After some back and forth discussions with the governing body, WBC allowed Alvarez and Golovkin to take on voluntary title defenses.

Alvarez, who is set to return to the boxing ring on the Cinco de Mayo weekend, has yet to confirm an opponent for his middleweight belt. However, reports earlier this month tout Gabriel Rosado or Liam Smith as the Mexican redhead's potential opponents.

Meanwhile Golovkin, who has also yet to find an opponent for his scheduled bout on Apr. 23 at Madison Square Garden, could have WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders or Chris Eubank Jr as his next foe following the undefeated Kazakh’s trip to the United Kingdom, according to Dan Ambrose of Boxing News 24.

“This is why a trip to the UK would be a smart thing for Loeffler and Golovkin to do, because it would give them the chance to scout out the different stadiums and meet up with the British promoters for one of these two fighters,” Ambrose wrote.

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