Canelo: DAZN Doesn’t Pressure Me

We can think of several million reasons why people think DAZN can pressure Canelo Alvarez into taking a third fight with Gennadiy Golovkin, yet the unified middleweight champion says the digital platform says nothing like that has happened.

Discussing the road to signing a November 2nd showdown with Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight championship, Alvarez said the negotiations were complicated, but that his network partner never asked him to bow out.

“More than any pressure, what was happening was that the [Kovalev] fight was getting complicated because there were other interests involved,” Alvarez said through a translator. “But pressuring me? No. I always know what I want, and what I want is what I’m doing now. They may have wanted the GGG fight, but like I said before, he represents no challenge for me. So, I didn’t feel any pressure.”

While there is no contractual obligation for Alvarez to fight Golovkin over the course of his 11-fight, $365 million contract, many think that DAZN is hoping for a third fight between the two so they can see a large influx of subscribers.

“Everything is ready,” Golovkin told DAZN’s Chris Mannix right after defeating Sergiy Derevyanchenko this month. “Just call to Canelo. If he says yes, let’s do it.”

 

Report: Boxing Scene

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