Gennadiy Golovkin Still Looks To Return To Ring
Kazakhstan’s Gennadiy Golovkin has faced rumors of retiring after losing to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in their third showdown last Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena.
The 40-year-old conceded his second loss to Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) as the latter got the judges’ nod with scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112.
After their last encounter on Saturday, GGG (42-2-1, 37 KOs) revealed that the fight marked the end of his deal with DAZN, which tied him to a six-fight agreement in March 2019.
The longtime middleweight champion was speaking to a post-fight media conference late. “Indeed, I still have this fire burning within me. I have [more] passion for boxing. And don’t forget that I have three belts [at] 160,” Golovkin said.
“I feel good like I said. I did not allow any serious shots [against Canelo]. And I’m not tired. I’m fresh. I feel the strength. I feel the power within me. … If the right opportunity comes, I’ll be looking to continue to return [to] the ring.”
GGG has lost only twice in his long, illustrious career, both times to Canelo.
The Kazakh star still owns the IBF, IBO and WBA middleweight straps. For his next contest, GGG doesn’t have a specific name yet, but he seems willing to exchange haymakers with any juggernaut if the offer makes sense to him.
“… It will all depend on offers that I might receive at the same time, I have three belts at 160 like I just said, so I have certain obligations in connection with that,” he added.