DAVID HAYE has tipped Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to shock everybody by defeating Gennady Golovkin on Saturday.
The Mexican and Kazakhstani shared a controversial draw in Las Vegas a yr in the past.
They had been supposed to fulfill in a rematch in Could earlier than Canelo examined constructive for the banned substance clenbuterol – claiming it was attributable to contaminated meat.
Now after loads of dangerous blood and verbals the pair will settle their variations as soon as and for all on the T-Cell Area.
Golovkin, 36, feels he was robbed within the first assembly and is the favorite going into the showdown.
Nonetheless, former British WBA heavyweight champ Haye informed Betfair he believes the 28-year-old Canelo will emerge victorious out of the middleweights.
Haye, who retired in June aged 37 after his loss to David Bellew, stated: “The delay that is occurred between these fights, due to Alvarez’ drug ban, I imagine can have labored in his favour.
“He is the youthful fighter by virtually 9 years. I do know first-hand what influence age can have on a fighter.
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“Each month that goes by, Golovkin will get slower, older and also you begin to favour Canelo.
“I am a fighter, I’ve skilled the deterioration in my reflexes, velocity and timing inside a 12-month interval.
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“GGG is a similar age to myself and believe me, this delay will work in a young man’s favour.
“Experience comes with age, which in some scenarios can play to a boxer’s advantage over their younger opponent but in this situation it’s not the case.
“Canelo has been a professional since he was a teenager and has 13 more fights than Golovkin. He has fought on the biggest stage and sold out the arenas time and time again.”
Despite many being outraged by the draw verdict last time out, Haye also feels that fight fans were the true victors.
He explained: “I don’t feel the draw in the first fight between Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was the best decision the judges could have made on the night.
“I, personally, had a couple of rounds in GGG’s favour but admittedly being just two rounds ahead in a 12-round fight is by no means a decisive win.
“In high-profile fights you’re rarely going to 100% agree with the judges, however with the rematch taking place this Saturday, it’s turned out to be a great decision for boxing fans because we get to watch these boxers go toe to toe once more.”