Arum: Canelo Is Right To Tell GGG To Go Away

The ever-outspoken Top Rank CEO Bob Arum is uniquely invested in what Canelo Alvarez does next.

Arum, who is the co-promoter for current WBO light heavyweight champion, Sergey Kovalev, is near a deal to fight Alvarez if he’s successful in defending his title against Anthony Yarde on August 24th.

Which is why Arum may be inclined to side with Alvarez, who wants nothing to do with Gennadiy Golovkin after their series of fights in 2017 and 2018.

“If I were Canelo sitting where Canelo is, I would tell GGG to go screw himself, and never fight him, because of what GGG did with that drug thing,” Arum said of how Golovkin spoke of Alvarez following testing positive for clenbuterol in 2018. “What he said about Canelo is unconscionable, and I really give Canelo a lot of props for telling GGG, ‘go screw yourself.’ Even if it’s a lot of money, ‘go screw yourself,’” Arum said to Fight Hub.

“The hope is that Kovalev wins and comes through, and they’ll do the Canelo fight with Kovalev, which is a tremendous fight for November. Two weight classes [Canelo will be move up to face Kovalev]. That’s why it’s such a good fight because it’s so competitive, and you’ve got to admire Canelo’s balls for doing it.”

Report: Boxing Scene

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