Canelo Would Fight GGG If He Had A Belt
While some see Gennady Golovkin’s signing with DAZN locking in an obvious third fight with Canelo Alvarez, but the unified middleweight champion feels Golovkin lacks the collateral to make a third fight.
“Look, first things first,” Alvarez said during a conference call on Tuesday. “We have a tough, difficult fight ahead of us. But as a team, we have a goal. And the objective of this year is to win all the belts. If Golovkin has a belt, yes, why not? We’ve given the fans two beautiful fights, two great fights. Why not a third?”
Alvarez looks to add another world title to his resume when he faces Daniel Jacobs in a middleweight unification fight on May 4th at the T-Mobile Arena.
With Jacobs title indisposed, the only option Golovkin would have in fighting another world champion would be WBO titlist Demetrius Andrade, and Alvarez goal for 2019 is to unify the division.
“Look, the objective this year is to win all the titles,” Alvarez repeated later during the conference call Tuesday. “My goal this year is to have all the belts. If Golovkin has a belt before the end of the year, then yes, we’d gladly fight him. If he doesn’t, we’ll see how it falls later, how it plays out. But right now, my first objective, my first goal, is May 4th, to pick up that belt.”
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