The GGG vs Canelo tale of the tape brings up a few interesting stats and questions ahead of the pair’s middleweight title fight.
Gennady Golovkin is the more natural middleweight of the two fighters having campaigned at 160lbs throughout his professional boxing career.
We know that, but perhaps outside of that fact some are suggesting that Canelo Alvarez as the younger man now boxing in a weight class that he should have been in long ago, could actually be the physically stronger of the two.
Whatever your opinion is, lets look at a few facts. The following GGG vs Canelo tale of the tape from Main Event Twitter (hat tip) puts things in perspective a bit:
— MAIN EVENT (@MainEventTV) September 12, 2017
Canelo has the 8 year youth advantage on his side and for some, a possible speed advantage because of this. But will he be in a position to use this is the real question?
Golovkin is taller and has a three inch reach advantage, which could be crucial if the fight is fought at mid range where he tends to like to do a lot of his best work in the past.
The knockout percentage and punching power lays with Golovkin, but will it be enough to stop Canelo inside the distance?
A lot will come down to the tactics both men employ tonight.