We are two weeks away from what could be one of the most pivotal match ups in the middleweight division. Brit Billy Joe Saunders travels to hostile territory to defend his WBO world title against the dynamite punching David Lemieux. Travelling abroad to fight has a unique set of challenges which Saunders will have to overcome for the first time as a professional. Travelling however, is nothing new to Saunders within the boxing world. Before he embarked on his professional career he was a highly decorated amateur culminating at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Saunders spent a remarkable amount of time travelling the world and competing against the best boxers that were on offer. This will be the first time however as a professional, it will be in a world title contest & it will be against the most dangerous man he has yet to encounter. Continue reading Saunders vs Lemieux – Away from home & into the lion’s den
At this current moment in time I can’t think of any fight in boxing that is as highly anticipated as the proposed contest between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin. The longing for this bout gives me flashbacks to the long drawn out negotiations between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, I for one hope that we don’t have to wait 5 years to see these two titans square off.
As with all great matchups throughout boxing history both fighters have partisan sets of fans on either side who will argue to the death that “their man” will easily defeat the other. Go on any boxing forum, speak to any group of fighters or fans at a gym and you will hear convincing stories for both sides. Today I am going to attempt to break down why Canelo could be the one to inflict GGG’s first professional career loss, but it sure won’t be easy. Continue reading How and why Canelo could beat GGG, but it doesn’t mean he will!