Gennady Golovkin On A Third Combat With Canelo Alvarez: “There Are Sure Questions…They Stay Unanswered”

Posted on 11/25/2021

By: Sean Crose

Canelo Alvarez confirmed earlier this month simply how nice a fighter he’s. Not solely did he develop into the undisputed tremendous middleweight champion of the world, he did so by besting the undefeated and wonderful Caleb Plant. Now the most important star in boxing is setting his sights on the cruiserweight division – spectacular stuff for a person who in 2013 fought Floyd Mayweather at simply over 150 kilos. There’s little question about it – Canelo is Corridor of Fame certain. In reality, there’s basically only one factor about Canelo’s profession that raises eyebrows today – and it isn’t the loss to Mayweather or Canelo’s very shut win over Erislandy Lara. It’s his two fights with Genady “GGG” Golovkin.

The primary throwdown between the 2 males occurred in 2017. It led to a wildly controversial draw, as most individuals felt Golovkin had finished sufficient to win. The rematch the next 12 months didn’t do a lot to alter individuals’s perceptions. Though Canelo carried out much better the second time round once more Golovkin, and ended up profitable through choice, there have been nonetheless loads of individuals who felt Canelo hadn’t finished sufficient to show himself the higher of the 2 fighters. Golovkin, or course, remembers all of it nicely, although he doesn’t appear to be harping on issues.

Speaking to Sky Sports activities earlier than his December bout with Ryoto Murata – Golovkin’s first match in over a 12 months – the fighter addressed a a lot talked about third contest between he and the man who has develop into his arch rival. “This battle is feasible,” the 39 12 months previous middleweight titlist mentioned of a 3rd Canelo-GGG pairing. “Theoretically nothing has modified.” Besides, maybe, every part has modified. Canelo is now going to be preventing nicely above middleweight, for example, and Golovkin hasn’t precisely been lively as he has edged nearer and nearer to his forties. Nonetheless, Golovkin feels there’s a way of unfinished enterprise at hand.

“There are particular questions which have been posed,” he mentioned. “They’re nonetheless open, they continue to be unanswered.” Golovkin makes it clear, nevertheless, {that a} third battle – if it ever even happens – is an extended methods off. “We have now been discussing it,” mentioned Golovkin, “however haven’t moved in the direction of this battle for fairly a while.” In the end, Golovkin comes throughout as a person who needs to chop his personal path, versus one whose hell-bent on proving himself. “We fought,” he mentioned of Canelo. “I do know who he’s. I don’t take into consideration him in any respect.”

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