It’ll be interesting for sure. I think a lot of the media has this fight all wrong. They’ve been talking about “which version of Canelo” we’ll see on Saturday. I get that he’s the one coming off of the loss, but Light Heavyweight was simply too much for him. He’s back in his element at 168.
More important to consider, I think, is which version of GGG we’ll get. He looked incredibly mid against Murata. I rewatched the GGG-Rosado fight last night, and he looked eons better there than against Murata, and I think Rosado is a tougher fighter than Murata. GGG used to be explosive and powerful. Never fast or defensively apt, but his accurate and explosive shots made him a tough matchup for anyone, and one of this generations greatest. He’s lost that explosiveness. It was clear against Murata; even at his best during the bout, he had clearly lost a step. And, like I previously mentioned, it’s not like GGG has ever been hard to hit. Is his chin still good enough to withstand Canelo’s power? That’s the question. Unless he turns back the clock, I doubt that GGG still has the ability to eat the shots he did during the first two Canelo fights.