GGG: Focusing On Opponent, Not Canelo
When asked about a trilogy fight against Canelo Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin decided to give the unified middleweight champion
“We have this fight,” Golovkin told select media on Monday morning in Los Angeles.
“After we win this fight, we will continue moving forward with unification and other bouts. Right now, our focus is only on this fight.”
The fight in question is for the vacant IBF and IBO middleweight championships against mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko, on October 5th inside Madison Square Garden on DAZN.
“A lot of attention is paid to what Canelo says, and what he is and is not willing to do,” Golovkin said of his rival, who wants nothing to do with a trilogy with Golovkin. “There is little we can do. We had the contract signed, we had the date. Canelo said no. His promoter (Golden Boy Promotions) tried to persuade him; he said no.”
“Let’s talk reality. Let’s talk about today,” Golovkin urged the media. “Talking about the IBF and IBO titles, we can do that because we’re fighting for those fights.
“We can’t talk about Canelo because we are not fighting him. We are fighting (Derevyanchenko). “
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