Canelo Alvarez Blasts Rival Gennady Golovkin – “He’s Just Talking Stupid”

Published 12/18/2020, 8:56 PM EST


Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez has given some harsh criticism to his arch-nemesis, Gennady Golovkin. Alvarez, who is going to fight Callum Smith on Saturday, didn’t hold back on ‘GGG’. The Mexican champion and Golovkin have had their fair share of controversy, and this just added to it. Here’s what the champion said about his rival.

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Speaking to Boxing Social ahead of his fight, Canelo addressed and disapproved of Golovkin’s comments on Oscar De La Hoya. He said, “I think it’s stupidity. He’s just talking stupid. Because, in the ring, yes, you get up there to hurt them. But not to kill somebody.” [via a translator]

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The super-star fighter then explained, “You don’t want to kill somebody there. It’s not humane… It’s not human to want to do that. So it’s stupidity. He’s talking stupid. It’s not right, it’s not human to want to try and kill somebody.”[via a translator]

This suggested that Golovkin has no business making these comments about any potential opponent.

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What did Gennady Golovkin say about the former promoter of Canelo Alvarez?

This all goes back to Gennady Golovkin’s comments on Alvarez’s former promoter, Oscar De La Hoya. ‘The Golden Boy’ said he was looking to make a comeback to the ring and would like to face ‘GGG’. However, the Kazakh said he would kill De La Hoya in the ring if he could ever kill someone. Which is a big surprise coming from someone like ‘Triple G’.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Canelo Alvarez (L) and WBC, WBA, and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin face off during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 12, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The drama between these two fighters never seems to end. Both fighters feel there is unfinished between the two after Alvarez took home a controversial win in the re-match. Maybe things like this could fuel a potential trilogy fight. What do you make of Canelo’s response to Golovkin’s comments on Oscar De La Hoya?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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