Farhood appeared on the On The Ropes Boxing Radio show and picked Canelo to win the historic middleweight fight, predicting Canelo will outbox the unified champion Gennady Golovkin.
"I think the fight is coming along in a really good time for Canelo. Golovkin has shown a little bit more vulnerability lately in the Brook and the Danny Jacobs fight. Canelo took his time moving up to 160, it won’t surprise me if he’s the bigger fighter in the ring at the time of the fight, because he does blow up after the weigh in. I like his chances, I’m picking him to win in a minor upset," Farhood said.
When talking about how Canelo could beat a knockout artist like Golovkin, Farhood said limiting the amount of punches Golovkin throws will be key and might even be the reason Canelo could win the fight if it goes to the scorecards.
"Obviously, if he can’t take the big punch, well then he’s going to get knocked out because he’s going to give Golovkin chances, but if he can box him and limit the danger, and limit the number of big punches he takes, I could see him like squeezing out a twelve round decision," Farhood said.
Canelo vs. GGG will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16. Fightful will have complete coverage of the entire fight card. The unified WBA and IBF middleweight titles will be on the line.