De La Hoya: Canelo Must KO GGG In Trilogy Fight
Canelo Alvarez has options at either middleweight or super middleweight for his return on May 4th, as he dominated Rocky Fielding over three rounds at Madison Square Garden.
Becoming a three-weight world champion in the process of stopping Fielding at Madison Square Garden, Alvarez may consider staying at 168 pounds, especially with potential opponent David Lemieux looking to move up to after having issues making the 160 pound middleweight limit and being pulled from the December 15th card.
One option could be a trilogy fight against Gennady Golovkin, who Alvarez defeated back in September in a controversial split decision win.
“I felt that it ended on September 15 and I showed that I was best,” Alvarez said of a third fight with Golovkin.
“But they were two great fights that’s no secret, and if the people want it, we can make it.”
Alvarez’ promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, believes if a third fight happens his fighter must knock out Golovkin.
“I think the difference is going to be that somebody is getting knocked out. They know each other’s style now. With GGG, the first fight people say he came forward, he won the fight because he was aggressive,” De La Hoya told First Take.
“So I tell Canelo that he has to go out there and bully the bully. If a third one happens, there is no room for a decision or anything like that, I think you have to knock your guy out to win.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene