Canelo On GGG: He Clearly Lost To Derevyanchenko
While Canelo Alvarez is preparing to move up to light heavyweight on November 2nd against Sergey Kovalev, he still has a keen eye on the middleweight division, especially on his rival Gennadiy Golovkin.
When asked about having the IBF middleweight title stripped from him after failed negotiations with Sergey Derevyanchenko, Alvarez was resigned to what went down.
“What happened is what happened,” Alvarez said of the situation, which later saw Golovkin fight Derevyanchenko in his place on October 5th. “Unfortunately, I had to give up my title, it wasn’t what I wanted but it’s ultimately what transpired.”
“To me, Sergiy Derevyanchenko clearly won the fight,” Alvarez said of the fight that aired on DAZN. “I gave everyone the (blueprint) to beat him and that’s hurting him to the body. That is wha we saw take place on Saturday.”
While Alvarez believes the Ukrainian defeated Golovkin, GGG walked out with the title, and a potential claim to face Alvarez in the future, but Alvarez insists he wants nothing to do with the man he fought twice.
“Like I said and will once again repeat—to me, that fight doesn’t present any new challenges,” said Alvarez. “We fought 24 rounds already, I beat him last time and have moved on with my career.
“What (Golovkin) does represent, though, is good business. And if they offer me something good, then maybe that third fight between us will happen. Until then, it’s not a fight that interests me.”
Report: Boxing Scene