Golovkin Wants Canelo “Title Or Not”
Gennady Golovkin signed with DAZN for one reason, a rematch with Canelo Alvarez.
Alvarez, who signed a record breaking deal with the digital platform in late 2018, made it clear that he and his team are focused on unifying the middleweight division this year. The popular champion also said in interviews that the only way he’d have one final fight with Golovkin is if the former unified champion was able to capture a world title.
With the only options being fights with Daniel Jacobs (who looks to unify against Alvarez on May 4th), or WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade, Golovkin has limited options. Yet, the Kazakh fighter thinks Canelo is off-base.
“I think Canelo is not correct to say that. We have to see what’s going to happen. I’m hoping to fight him, title or not,” Golovkin said.
“[A Canelo trilogy is] why Gennady signed with DAZN, it’s the clearest path to that,” Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler said on Monday. “I don’t think the titles are going to make a difference. Both GGG and Canelo are above needing a title at this point in their career. Canelo fought here in December, he sold out MSG, Gennady has fought here and he built his fight here in MSG. I think the third fight will come down to economics. And location will be a part of the negotiations, because now, he’s not obligated to fight in Vegas,” Loeffler said.
When asked who would win between the two men who took him the distance, GGG remained neutral in picking Canelo-Jacobs.
“I think it’s very hard to predict. It’s going to be a very important fight for the middleweight division and for boxing in general. It’s pretty even keel. Everyone has a chance. Everyone has a possibility to win. This is boxing, this is even stuff. It’s going to be an interesting fight no matter what,” Golovkin said.
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