Laila Ali: GGG my favorite in fight with Canelo

03 August, 2018, 14:03 374
Laila Ali: GGG my favorite in fight with Canelo

Re-match of Kazakhstan’s boxer and Canelo scheduled for September 15 at T-Mobile Arena in LA.

American former professional boxer, daughter of boxer Muhammad Ali who retired undefeated and held the WBC, WIBA, IWBF and IBA female super middleweight titles, and the IWBF light heavyweight title Laila Ali noted she gave pride place to Gennady Golovkin in a forthcoming fight with Saul Alvarez, BNews.kz correspondent reports.

"I'm leaning towards GGG, for me, he is a very impressive fighter, he is unwhipted and definitely has the advantage, he is strong, but anything can happen during a rematch. Let's see, it will be a great fight, " ESNews quotes Leila Ali.

To recap, on September 15 (September 16, Kazakhstan time), WBC / WBA Super middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) will fight against Saul Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The 2017 September fight ended in a draw. The rematch, scheduled for May 5, broke down due to the fact that "Canelo" was caught in the use of illegal drugs. Clenbuterol was found in his body. Team "Canelo" complained about the contaminated meat, which was used by the athlete. This drug is widely used in Mexico in animal husbandry. The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Alvarez from performing for six months. The disqualification began to operate from February 17, when he failed the first doping test.