‘I Don’t Run From Nobody’ – Canelo Alvarez Sends a Strong Message to Gennady Golovkin

Published 12/20/2020, 1:43 AM EST
Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


Canelo Alvarez went all guns blazing against Callum Smith. He put on one of the most complete performances of his career and didn’t let ‘Mundo’ get hold of him. Post this big victory, there’s just one question prevailing among the boxing fans- Will he take on Gennady Golovkin in a trilogy fight?

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In the post-fight interview with DAZN, Saul responded to this inevitable question. He said, “I don’t run from nobody. I just showed that I fought against the best. And of course, if he’s [Gennady Golovkin] gonna [take the fight], I’ll take it. I’ll show [the] world that I fight against the best.

Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez prepares for his bout with Callum Smith before their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Canelo didn’t take direct shots at his arch-foe, ‘GGG’. However, he maintained that he would fight the best. Following Golovkin’s win last night, he is the man with the belts and would fit into Alvarez’s criteria of “the best.”

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Fans presumed that Canelo has been avoiding ‘GGG’ since their rematch. They felt this was why he moved to super-middleweight in 2020.

The Mexican boxer put a full stop to all such claims with his performance and post-fight comments.

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

Is it finally time for Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin trilogy?

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It was the Canelo Alvarez show on December 19. He landed exuberant combinations and jabs and left Smith with a bloodied face. The boxing universe awaited Canelo’s win, as he might get in talks with GGG’s promotion for a high-voltage trilogy.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Golovkin fought on December 18 against Kamil Szemereta. He devastated his opponent with a TKO finish on fight night. He currently has no opponent for his next fight. This means that he too could opt to fight Canelo and aim to build on his splendid showing in their first two bouts.

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This fight should go down by 2021, as both the fighters have nothing left to prove apart from getting into a trilogy. However, it will interest one and all to see which division the duo opts to compete at.

Do you see all parties agreeing to this trilogy fight?

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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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