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Jamie is an aspiring sports journalist, who writes about the sports that he knows and loves, with a strong emphasis on motorsport and boxing. With a strong pedigree in motor racing, Jamie is extremely passionate about the sport, particularly Formula 1, and has been involved as both a spectator and a competitor from a young age, commencing his competitive racing career in karting before progressing through to cars. Jamie also takes an avid interest in boxing. Currently training in a boxing gym, he relishes being involved in the fight game, though he is yet to lace up his own gloves competitively. Follow Jamie on Twitter @JamieMillsV17 and Instagram @JamieMills17.

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Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

The highly anticipated middleweight showdown between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and Gennady ‘GGG (Triple G)’ Golovkin (37-0-0, 33 KOs) to decide who will reign supreme as the undisputed king of the division is now only days away from captivating the sporting world from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As a huge fan of boxing and Formula 1, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Michael Buffer involved.

As the festival feel does come through on television and is not felt only at the track, I think it’s a great way to showcase what each locality is about to a huge audience.

Not only to get people more interested and excited about Formula 1, which is great, but for the promoters to get more out of it and really make an impact on the viewers and perhaps get people more interested in visiting their country.

I went away from watching the US GP genuinely considering booking some tickets for next year’s edition. If that thought enters the minds of more viewers then it obviously works.

Some localities will appeal more to each individual’s tastes, so, as you said, if each host puts their own flavour and injects their own culture into their event I think it would be a great thing.

If each grand prix appears the same as each other pre-race and post-race then they might as well be just down the road from each other. They all have an enormous multi-day platform to be able to showcase what they have to offer and the more it starts to get utilised the better for all.

Formula One goes troppo in Texas

Being trackside on Saturday for Hazelwood’s shunt, to have him walk away unharmed and be able to jump straight into his Super2 car and score a great result was amazing to see.

Great to see Waters take the win too.

Five key talking points from the Sandown 500

Thanks for your comment TJ, I hope you enjoyed the fight! Seemingly they were fairly evenly matched. The positive is it looks like we’ll all be treated to a rematch.

Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

That’s the great thing about sport hey RBBAnonymous, no one ever truly knows until it has played out. Hope you enjoyed the fight!

Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

Sorry David, I’ve only just seen your comment now. I hope you enjoyed the fight. Unfortunately for GGG it did go to the scorecards, and he seemingly didn’t get a fair shake as you mentioned. The 118-110 scorecard for Canelo was ludicrous and was obviously penciled in before the fight, but at least we’ll all be treated to a rematch.

Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

Thanks for your comment Mike, great to hear your thoughts. I agree, I don’t see Golovkin taking a backward step. Your prediction in a ninth round TKO victory for GGG is exactly what I’ve predicted as well! Great minds think alike, haha.

Enjoy the spectacle!

Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

Congratulations on your first article being published on The Roar Drew, I enjoyed reading your views.

Enjoy the fight, I do think it will be a real spectacle.

Golovkin vs Canelo gives the world a real fight

Thanks Machooka, I appreciate your response.

That’s the only way I could really sum it up too haha, and I’m not usually a fence sitter either, but it’s just that hard to pick a side. I am slightly leaning toward a Golovkin victory too as I just replied to BigJ above, but no outcome would really surprise me in this fight.

Enjoy watching the event, I’m expecting fireworks!

Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

You’re not alone there Drew, it feels a bit like Christmas I reckon! Haha.

Yeah, I can’t disagree with that prediction at all. Although I do think it is very 50-50, I can’t help but lean toward Golovkin and a stoppage around the ninth as I just wrote to BigJ above.

Unfortunately I did read about Mundine calling out Horn, let’s hope that’s the last we hear of it.

Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

Yeah, I can see that happening BigJ. I’ve been reluctant thus far to state my prediction, but I will do so.

My thoughts are that Canelo will start the strongest and look the better boxer early on, before GGG wears him down with his constant forward pressure, takes control and overwhelms him later on, with the referee stepping in to call a halt to the contest in the ninth round. I love the fact that there’s a million different possible scenarios though, and can’t wait to see how it plays out!

Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

You’re spot on mate, the undercard does look good too, I’m excited for those two fights and the fact that the whole event promises to be fantastic, not just the main event which is another plus for fans.

Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

Thanks BigJ, I appreciate the kind words.

I’m with you, this is such a hard fight to call. Golovkin’s stability in campaigning at middleweight for such a long period as you mentioned could well be a key factor.

Very much looking forward to this one!

Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

Thanks Grafter, I appreciate the support.

Both guys sure do have amazing stories and it’s great to see them get their big night in the spotlight which I think is well deserved. I have huge respect for both of them and the way they’ve gone about their careers. They’ve gotten to this point from nothing but hard work, and not from their mouths which I admire.

As far as a prediction, I too can’t go against Golovkin, although I think it’s far from a foregone conclusion. I wish you the best of luck if you are ‘investing’ in it. I’m not sure whether I’m confident enough to stake anything on this one.

Enjoy the event, I too can’t wait!

Canelo versus GGG: Who wins?

Fantastic achievement. Hope he can score another win, but great result regardless. Thanks John for letting this news see the light of day.

Aussie boxer medals at World Boxing Championships

Excellent to hear regarding your daughters BigJ. We can certainly agree that Rousey is one of a kind and we will likely not see another female MMA star like her for quite some time.

MMA is leading the way in women’s sport

Good point there BigJ, and that’s another sport where women compete directly against men, instead of in their own division, which makes it a huge acheivement. Perhaps Michelle Payne will have inspired a generation of young women to take up horse racing.

MMA is leading the way in women’s sport

Haha, she really does, you’re spot on. I must say, motorsport is a tough sport to crack as well, with all competitors, regardless of gender competing directly against each other unlike a lot of other sports. Patrick’s certainly done herself proud in IndyCar as well as NASCAR and no doubt inspired a lot of young girls to get into motor racing, as with Rousey and MMA.

MMA is leading the way in women’s sport

BigJ, I enjoy reading your views. While Ronda Rousey’s beauty may have played a very small part in the emergence of women’s MMA, I disagree that it had as much bearing as you say it did. Heading into the fight with Holly Holm at UFC 193, Rousey boasted a record of 12-0 with all 12 wins coming inside the distance and all bar one of those being stopped in the first round.

People watched Rousey because she was an exciting fighter, and an extremely skillful and talented athlete. I continue to watch the likes of Holm and Amanda Nunes, among others, because of their abilities, not because of how they look. There is fights and fighters in both women’s and men’s MMA that are bigger drawcards than others, and I think Rousey was just one of those fighters for women’s MMA who was exciting, as Conor McGregor is for men’s MMA.

I don’t have daughters, but my line of thinking is that I would be extremely proud if they wanted to make a career out of MMA or any professional sport. I would feel better knowing that, firstly, they could defend themselves and secondly, they weren’t being held back by society’s views on what women can and can’t do or should and shouldn’t do to be ‘ladylike’. To me, Ronda Rousey is a lady, and she’s also badarse.

MMA is leading the way in women’s sport

Nice article Edward. It is quite ironic that, as you said, the most traditionally male-oriented sport of them all is leading the way for women in sports. It is even better to see, as you also said, that it is successful because of the genuine desire of fans to see these women’s bouts. Great job mate.

MMA is leading the way in women’s sport

Great article Jawad. I think Warburton and Supercars should definitely be commended for giving this a shot. I don’t think there’s much to lose, plus there could be a lot to gain. There is definitely race fans out there that would be interested in such events. I have seen it in motorsport before, in speedway categories such as the Speedway Grand Prix on two wheels or the World of Outlaws Sprintcar Series stateside or World Series Sprintcars locally. Majority of their events are one-day shows, with the bulk of the action being condensed into just a few hours in the evening. Supercars could definitely run some practice sessions during the afternoon, ensuring they wouldn’t have to condense the entire weekend into three hours, with just qualifying and racing taking place in the evening’s prime-time slot. Looking forward to seeing what comes of this.

Can Supercars 'Big Bash' races be a success?

Nice article Bayden. It is somewhat sad to see the gap between the top teams and the midfield being so great. The days of seeing an unexpected car on the podium do seem distant, obviously aside from the chaos that was the Baku GP. I’m just thankful that there is at least a couple of different coloured cars fighting for victories this season, rather than just the silver ones.

Haas highlights F1's 'really depressing' midfield gulf

Yeah absolutely Grafter, ‘Mericless’ Ray Mercer is a good example that I’d completely forgotten about. That one didn’t last long, hey! I hadn’t forgotten the James Toney versus Randy Couture fight, I just didn’t want to bring it up, haha.

Nice point too, I agree and think that it does show weakness in the MMA for their star to have to come across to boxing for a big payday. Like you said though, sadly, he didn’t come across to challenge a current champion or top fighter in their prime, such as Crawford or Spence as you mentioned, which I guess shows a weakness in boxing also.

Yeah, I must say I was happy to read that the Canelo versus GGG bout sold out early, and before this fight which supposedly still has quite a few tickets available. Astronomical prices may have something to do with it too though rather than general interest in the event.

The real shame in Mayweather versus McGregor

Haha. Thanks J.C. I appreciate it.

The real shame in Mayweather versus McGregor

Thanks mate, I appreciate it. I love seeing different views, so I think The Roar will be a great thing to be a part of. I’m definitely from the boxing side of the ledger as well as being heavily into motorsport. I do enjoy watching MMA, there’s still a lot for me to learn about it though.

I agree that it’s so difficult to come in to another sport and face someone who’s been mastering that particular sport for a long period of time. Likewise, if this fight was taking place under MMA rules, McGregor would obviously dominate Mayweather. As you say, boxing is highly specialised though, and there’s only so much McGregor will be able to pick up in this training camp.

You’re right in saying the scenario of a boxing versus MMA card would definitely make MMA look bad, just the same as it would make boxing look bad if it were done under MMA rules in the cage.

The real shame in Mayweather versus McGregor

Yeah the news of 8oz gloves is certainly interesting. I too think that McGregor’s best chance is definitely an early onslaught, but agree Mayweather is too wise and experienced to fall for that. Great fight certainly looms three weeks later! I’m picking GGG, I think his power will overcome Canelo.

The real shame in Mayweather versus McGregor