Done some thinking about the Canelo - GGG matchup and here are my conclusions:
2 things are of critical importance in this fight.
Firstly, the judges will invariably be favoring Canelo. You can expect a close fight to go to Canelo or for there to be a disputed draw if it appears that Golovkin won the majority of the rounds.
Secondly, it's not just the judges that may well make this a close fight. It's that Canelo's movement, defense, hand speed and Boxing ability are generally better than people give him credit for.
This is coming from someone who picked against Canelo on several occasions.
So from a strategic standpoint, what can GGG do to mitigate these difficult circumstances.
The answer is actually simple.
Fuck all that Boxing shit. We're talking Mexican style for real. We're talking some Maidana shit. We're talking 100 punches per round. We're talking, "I'm the bigger man and you can't hurt me so I'm going to fucking walk through all your pussy ass punches and put that beating on you like 2 fat bitches fighting in the hood over some weave on Worldstar" shit.
I'm dead serious. GGG needs to actively target the KO/stoppage because he can't just lay in the cut and hope to win a Boxing match against Canelo.
The only remote chance for winning a pure Boxing match would be if he secures multiple knockdowns within the first 4-5 rounds and forces Canelo to come to him.
I say multiple knockdowns because the Kovalev - Ward match showed you that sometimes 1 knockdown is not enough to get a close decision.
So yeah, he's going to have to straight up walk Canelo down and try and beat the shit out of him while taking a bunch of punishment for his troubles but that's the only way he can realistically win the fight.