Canelo: Oscar Sometimes Puts His Foot in His Mouth
Canelo Alvarez says he has no interest in a trilogy bout with Gennadiy Golovkin, but it appears his promoter isn’t getting the message.
A third bout between the pair has long been desired by fans and network executives since their rematch last year, which Alvarez won by a controversial decision to win the WBA (Super) and WBC middleweight titles. Alvarez, however, has moved on from his archrival, going on to claim the WBA (Regular) super middleweight title from Rocky Fielding and (briefly) the IBF middleweight title from Daniel Jacobs.
Alvarez is currently preparing to move up two weight classes to challenge WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. A title fight with Kovalev was one fight DAZN was willing to let Alvarez pursue in place of a trilogy bout with GGG.
Alvarez’s promoter, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, however, recently told TheLos Angeles Times that a third Canelo vs. GGG fight should be expected for 2020.
Alvarez, however, says that’s a promise De La Hoya shouldn’t be making.
“I do not know why he brings that up,” Alvarez told ESPN Deportes. “Sometimes he says things that he should not say or talks about things that he should not talk about, things that cannot happen. We have a very dangerous fight first, what he is saying does not make any sense.”
Alvarez went on to explain that he wants to expand his boxing legacy by taking big risks for fights, and he doesn’t view Golovkin as one that will help him with his mission. The current two-division WBA champion says he has moved on, and it’s time for his promoter, GGG and fans and media to do the same.
Alvarez isn’t the only fighter who has recently had issues with Golden Boy. Ryan Garcia went on a social media tirade against De La Hoya after his fight last week against Avery Sparrow was called off after Sparrow’s arrest and claims Garcia turned down a fight with Romero Duno. Garcia recently signed a new lucrative deal with Golden Boy, however, and will fight Duno on the undercard for Canelo vs. Kovalev.
Original Story: Boxing Scene