Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has given his opinion on the Gennady Golovkin vs. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez mega-fight from September 16 last year in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The bout was claimed to be the Supremacy fight, putting two of the best present fighters against one another.
The public was expecting a mexican-style performance, the typical for GGG 'big drama show', but was left somehow disappointed and it was more because of the judges' decision for a draw at the end.
Boxing fans and specialists were divided in their views on the fight, with the majority feeling that Golovkin should have been named the victor.
The Kazakhstani dominated and was chasing for the whole fight, while Canelo fought on spots and managed to place the better shots. The Mexican started strong, but faded afterwards, just to wake up in the last three rounds in hope to save his chances for a decision victory.
Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) admits that he hoped Canelo would win the fight, but says he agrees with the judges' decision for a draw.
“I was rooting for Canelo, but it was a draw. That was a good call,” Tyson explained in an interview for Fighthub.
Asked about the potential rematch and its outcome, 'Iron' Mike refused to give a prediction.
“We’ll have to see,” he stated.
GGG’s promoter Tom Loeffler and Canelo’s Golden Boy Promotions are yet to reach an agreement about the second fight.
Loeffer is hoping for a rematch to take place, but he states that Golovkin will be the one that makes the final call about it.
When asked who the best fighter in boxing is right now, Tyson favored WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs).
“A guy from Ukraine called Lomachenko.”
“He did really well (against Guillermo Rigondeaux). He always does really well. I think so, yes.”
Tyson also shared his view on last summer’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight in Las Vegas.
Mike is known for not being a huge Mayweather fan, calling him 'a small scared man' in the past. So it came as no surprise, that he is not too impressed with Mayweather's performance and the fight as a whole.
“That was a real show. That’s what it turned out to be, a show.”
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