By Robert Segal: Boxing legend Robert Duran says Gennadiy Golovkin looked “lazy’ and “weak” losing to Canelo Alvarez last Saturday night.
Duran feels Golovkin didn’t make the right decisions inside the ring, and he feels he needs to “retire now” after his non-performance in losing to Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs). ) by a unanimous 12 round. decision.
For Duran, he was disappointed with the efforts of 40-year-old Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) in losing to undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Not only was Duran disappointed with Golovkin, he also wasn’t wowed by Canelo’s efforts. It looked like Canelo was preserving his strength for fear of wearing himself out in the second half, which he did anyway.
He thinks Canelo was going to put more pressure on Golovkin and knock him out because he was there to be arrested if the Mexican star went after him.
Duran: GGG ‘didn’t think it through’
“It was OK because I didn’t see anything. I thought Canelo was going to put more pressure to knock him out,” Roberto Duran told Television Battle Hub about his thoughts on Canelo’s win over Golovkin.
“GGG has had a year without a fight. A year without a fight, but he didn’t apply a lot of pressure.
“Of course fight that rematch with him. That would be good,” Duran said when asked if Canelo should fight Dmitry Bivol next.
“Retreat now. He lost to Canelo,” Duran said of what Golovkin should do next. “GGG is no longer the same as before. I saw him lazy; I saw him weak; his mind was not helping him. He didn’t think well. In boxing, you have to think a lot.
Golovkin mentally collapsed
“We were hoping and wishing and waiting for this moment that never really happened,” Danny Jacobs told DAZN Boxing about Golovkin not exploding with his attack.
“For me, I said it before the fight. The time of the fathers waits for no one, and you see GGG mentally breaking down. You saw him grow old in this fight, and you saw him unable to time a younger, faster, stronger champion in Canelo.
“It was a strong feeling of a lack of urgency in GGG’s behavior. As a champ, someone who understands letting it all hang in the balance, that’s why you were hoping he could do this thing the way he wanted,” Jacobs said.