Gennadiy Golovkin Thinks Canelo’s Animosity Is ‘Side Effects Of Certain Substances In The Body’
Gennadiy Golovkin thinks he knows why Canelo Alvarez doesn’t like him.
During the New York press conference two weeks ago, Alvarez said GGG pretends to be nice.
“He pretends to be a nice guy but he’s not, he’s an a–hole. That’s what he is. He pretends to be a nice guy and, ‘Oh, yes, I’m just looking for the fight, I’m happy.’ And then in other places he talks a lot of sh–t. It is what it is. Just be a man and say what you say,” Alvarez said.
Boxing Scene recently asked Golovkin what changed between the two.
“I don’t even know how to explain it. Maybe it’s just the side effects of certain substances in the body. But I treat it as a sporting event, nothing personal. But the words that he chooses to say are unexplainable. Inexplicable,” Golovkin responded.
Ahead of their May 5 rematch in 2018, Alvarez tested positive for a banned anti-fat drug called clenbuterol. VADA collected urine samples from Alvarez in February and results came back in March of that year.
The Mexican star blamed it on Mexican meat. Clenbuterol has shown up in drug tests for many Mexican athletes because of meat contamination in the country, ESPN previously reported.
Golovkin has been linked to Alvarez for roughly four years – even since their first meeting in 2017, which ended in a split draw. They met once more in 2018 where Alvarez edged him by majority decision.
A trilogy was always an option, but both Alvarez and Golovkin ventured onto new things. But now, they’re back right where they started.
Alvarez opted out of a rematch with WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol to face Golovkin a third time.
Golovkin recently defeated Ryota Murata by ninth-round technical knockout. Alvarez lost to Bivol by unanimous decision.
The two will meet on September 17 in Las Vegas.