Based on Gennadiy Golovkin just squeaking by Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a closely-contested, controversial unanimous decision in October and the Kazakh warrior turning 38 in April, would a possible Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG trilogy fight still deliver fireworks?
Chris Mannix and Sergio Mora seem to think so, as the two spoke about it on DAZN's "JABS" show.
"I have a sneaky suspicion that this fight is going to be more competitive than people are talking about," Mannix told Mora about a possible third bout between Canelo and GGG.
"I think the third fight will end in a knockout," Mora responded. "They know each other too well.
"These guys are so good at what they do and their technique and powers are on point and I just think they had enough time to get the knockouts in between — with (GGG's KO of) Steve Rolls and (Canelo's TKO of) Rocky Fielding to get that excitement back and (Sergey) Kovalev with Canelo getting that Knockout of the Year candidate. So, I think this one ends in a knockout. They know each other too well and familiarity brings knockouts."
As the two continued talking, the conversation shifted to the ongoing war of the words between Ryan Garcia and WBA (Regular) lightweight champion Gervonta Davis. After watching Garcia's last couple of fights, both Mannix and Mora believe he's ready to challenge "Tank."
"Two fights ago, I would have said 'No, Ryan Garcia is not ready for a champion, a monster puncher like Gervonta Davis,' who has everything pretty much going for him except the height," Mora began saying about the 21-year-old star. "So, now, you have two first-round consecutive knockouts by Ryan Garcia. The way he's ending these fights is so impressive. They're supposed to be the hardest fights of his career and he ends them like that.
Mora also tacked on that Garcia's height and reach advantage would give Davis "trouble."
Mannix added: "I think Ryan Garcia is more than ready for Gervonta Davis. In large part because I don't know what Gervonta Davis is really. He has been a very good fighter at 130 pounds. At 135 pounds, he had trouble finishing off (Yuriorkis) Gamboa and Gamboa fought the vast majority of that fight with a torn Achilles. So, he has shown really nothing to me at this point that shows he's an elite fighter at 135 pounds."
Whenever the coronavirus outbreak is grounded to a halt, it will be interesting to see if the Canelo vs. GGG trilogy and Davis vs. Garcia can be made this year.