Canelo: It’s Over Gennadiy, Move On
The will they/won’t they story of Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin continues, despite Canelo Alvarez wanting nothing to do with his middleweight rival.
After a controversial draw in 2017, a postponed second fight in May of 2018 due to Alvarez testing positive for clenbuterol, and Alvarez winning a contentious decision over Golovkin in September of 2018, Alvarez has set out to distance himself from a third fight with Golovkin.
“When an athlete is at his great moment, there are always people who disagree with what you do or people who do not support you, but that is normal, it is part of the process of a successful person,” Alvarez told TUDN. “I really do not place much importance [in negative things that are said about me] and I take it as a motivation because sometimes people judge without knowing boxing, then, in the end, I take it from who it’s coming from.”
“For all of those things that were said about me by [Golovkin’s] coach [Abel Sanchez], I am very pleased to win the fight, because that is what gives you the power to shut his mouth and everyone else who spoke – which in the end is where it’s worth everything. [Golovkin] is going to keep talking about me, but that rivalry has already ended. For me it doesn’t present any kind of challenge.”
“[Kovalev is] a big challenge. In boxing, going up by two kilos is really a lot, so you can imagine that right now it’s a big challenge for me,” Alvarez said of his November 2nd fight against Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title. “We also know that my abilities will have me ready for this and we are doing a great preparation and we know that we can achieve this fourth title, and I feel happy and motivated because it is a great fight – where I carry a lot of risk and that is what I like because that is what will make me enter history as a great.”
Report: Boxing Scene