Gennady Golovkin Is “Ready, Willing, and Available” for the Canelo Alvarez Trilogy

Published 07/14/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Gennady Golovkin punches Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Gennady Golovkin ranks among the finest boxers of modern-era boxing. In his extensive career run, Golovkin has tested himself against some top-notch boxing veterans and prodigies. However, his dual encounter with Canelo Alvarez still tops the fan charts, and it also ranks among the finest boxing battles of all time.

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The duo went all guns blazing against each other for 24 rounds across 2 fights. In both these fights, ‘GGG’, who remained a fan favorite, certainly put on clinical performances. However, he fell short of bagging a win in the rematch, thus suffering his first and only career loss.

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After taking that loss on his chin, Golovkin has yet again expressed his wish to fight the Mexican boxer again. Lance Pugmire shared ‘GGG’s response on his Twitter handle.

He wrote, Confirmed to @TheAthleticBOX: @DAZNBoxing recently reached out to @GGGBoxing to enquire about his availability for a fall fight against @Canelo, and the Golovkin response was that he’s “ready, willing and available.”‘

The first fight between Canelo Alvarez and Golovkin took place in 2017. In this fight, fans were on their toes till the last bell as they were keen to see one amongst the two getting his hand raised. For those who wanted a result, that contest, unfortunately, ended in a tragic draw, resulting in a rematch a year later.

In 2018, Saul Alvarez edged over his rival and claimed an MD win. Post that fight, everyone had their fingers crossed to see a third fight between this pair. However, this contest never came to fruition.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 3 – Will it happen in 2021?

The trilogy between Canelo and ‘GGG’ seems in jeopardy. This is because the former is in contention to face Caleb Plant in an undisputed super-middleweight fight.

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That said, prior to his pursuit of achieving all the super-middleweight titles, Alvarez won’t look to fight anyone else. Moreover, he might step up to the light-heavyweight division once he becomes the undisputed 168-pound champ.

Looking at the prevailing scenario, the Alvarez vs Golovkin fight seems impossible for 2021. But it can happen in 2022 if either of the two shifts weight classes in order to confront each other.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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