Gennadiy Golovkin Says Canelo Alvarez Still Lives In ‘Illusions’

Things are already heating up between Gennadiy Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez as they prepare for a trilogy fight this coming September at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Earlier at the New York presser, the two fighters came face to face for the first time since their September 2018 rematch which Canelo won by majority decision to hand the Kazakh fighter the first defeat of his career. The two had intense eye contact.

Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) who is known for his jovial personality outside the ring, was not at his usual self as he responded to Canelo’s remarks. Canelo labeled the 40-year-old as a ‘pretender’ claiming ‘Triple G’ of belittling him behind his back.

“He pretends to be a nice guy but he’s not, he’s an a–hole,” Alvarez said during the New York presser. “He talks a lot of s–t. It is what it is. Just be a man and say what you say.”

Golovkin took several verbal jabs at Canelo in his response.

“When someone is unable to see reality, that is his problem, it says a lot about him. His behavior at the press conference shows how insecure he is, how he still lives in illusions about the situation, the stories,” he said.

Since losing to Canelo back in 2018, Triple G has fought four times and has maintained a quartet streak during this time.

The previous two meetings between them took place at middleweight but now Golovkin will move to 168-pounds to challenge Canelo for his undisputed super middleweight crown.

Golovkin has also made major changes in his corner since his rematch with Canelo back in 2018. He will be entering the ring this time around under the supervision of Jonathon Banks who has helped the Kazakh fighter better his mettle in these years.

Golovkin believes that he still has the skills to out-muscle and out-box a specimen like Canelo in the ring.

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