Canelo Alvarez Drops Massive News Regarding Gennady Golovkin

Published 11/05/2021, 10:00 AM EDT


Canelo Alvarez believes he has unfinished business with former rival Gennady Golovkin, who arguably offered one of the toughest battles to the P4P king. Following two scraps, the score stands 1-0-1 in favor of Alvarez. The first fight ended in a controversial draw, but Alvarez found his way comfortably in the re-match.

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As we stand one fight away from a classic trilogy, Alvarez has given a lifeline to its possibility. Ahead of his undisputed super middleweight title fight against Caleb Plant, the Mexican star expressed interest in re-matching ‘GGG’.

When asked about the GGG trilogy by ESPN, Canelo Alvarez said, “I would love to fight right. Why not?”

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“If he is open to come up on 168. I am ready always.”

Despite the willingness, as Alvarez and Golovkin are on different roads, the chances of them crossing paths are pretty bleak. This is because Gennady Golovkin has shown no special interest in moving up to the super middleweight division.

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Alvarez has also indicated that he would remain at 168 or more up to 175. That being said, a move back to 160 doesn’t seem to be on the cards. Also, as Golovkin is 39, this bout needs to happen sooner rather than later and every delay could result in the trilogy not coming to fruition.

Canelo Alvarez is looking for bigger goals

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Alvarez came across a tough time in his first fight against Golovkin, which many felt could have gone in the Kazakh star’s favor. In the rematch, Alvarez looked sharp and secured Golovkin’s name in his record. Hence, a third fight against the same opponent may not bring him anything extra. Therefore, the four-division champion is pushing himself for bigger men, with the likes of light-heavyweight champions- Beterbiev and Bivol.

May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

However, Alvarez vs Golovkin 3 can be a massive financial success. This major feature can urge both sides to come to terms and end the story.

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Golovkin shall require a hefty purse before retirement and Canelo Alvarez can righty offer that to him.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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