Canelo Alvarez Dismisses Trilogy Bout With GGG: ‘I Did My Job Already’
Canelo Alvarez doesn’t see the upside of fighting Gennady Golovkin a third time.
Alvarez and GGG had two hotly contested bouts. Their first encounter back in September 2017 ended in a split draw. In their second outing, Canelo was declared the winner via majority decision. While Golovkin has gone 3-0 since the rematch and is the current IBF and IBO Middleweight Champion, Canelo has moved on to the 168-pound division.
During an interview with Ring Magazine, Canelo explained why a trilogy fight against Golovkin isn’t on his radar.
“I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I did my job already by beating him twice (first fight was ruled a split draw) and right now, I want to stay at 168, and if (GGG) wants to move up, we’ll see what happens, if that’s what the fans really want. I’m at 168 and I don’t have to do any favors for anyone. I’m at 168 and our goal is to unify here.
“I feel good right now, I feel strong. I feel like I’m at my peak and I continue working hard. If a fight happens a third time (with GGG), I feel so good that I could I most likely knock him out and do some serious damage.”
Canelo is expected to defend the WBC, WBA (Super), and The Ring Super-Middleweight Titles against Avni Yildirim in February. As for Golovkin, Oscar De La Hoya says talks are underway for his fighter, Jaime Munguia, to challenge “GGG” for his gold.