Canelo Claims GGG Rematch Is Personal
At Banc Of California Stadium on Sunday, Canelo Alvarez addressed the media at his open workout for his September 15th rematch against Gennady Golovkin.
“We’re getting close to the fight, and I feel good,” Alvarez said Sunday.
”This fight is personal because of all that’s been said, and it will be difficult to regain the respect that we once had. The statements that have been made about me have given me more motivation to train harder. I have watched the first fight several times. The error that I made was that I had opportunities to counter that I needed to have taken advantage of. I need to do that in the rematch.”
Alvarez said he’s using the first fight, a controversial draw, as not only motivation, but his playbook to combat Golovkin.
“Like I’ve said many times, the first fight gave me the guideline for the second fight,” said the linear middleweight Champion. “I know that I can do many things in the ring against him. I know that I can hurt him. I hurt him in the first fight, and I’m going to hurt him even more in the second fight. My objective is the knockout and I’ll be looking for that from the opening round.”
“Golovkin knows who I am. He knows who I’m about. Let me put it even better–he still doesn’t know how much more I have left to show. I’m looking forward to showing him that on September 15. I have to win convincingly. It has to be a knockout to erase any doubts. I’m very motivated for this win. I’m confident, but not overconfident about my opponent because I know who he is, but I’m confident in my preparation.”