Marquez Wants To See Canelo-GGG III
Questions surround what could be next for Canelo Alvarez — whether it’s a defense of the WBA (Super) middleweight title, the WBA (Regular) super middleweight title or the WBO light heavyweight title. And one fellow Mexican boxing icon has given his input on the matter.
Two weeks ago, Alvarez scored an 11th round knockout of Sergey Kovalev to claim the WBO championship at 175 pounds, making Alvarez a world champion in three different weight classes simultaneously. With the win, Alvarez continued to etch his name in boxing history, joining Erik Morales as the only Mexican boxers to win championships in four different weight classes and Henry Armstrong as the only boxers to hold three weight classes’ titles at once.
Alvarez, who previously held gold at junior middleweight as well, also joined “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. as boxers who won championships at both middleweight and light heavyweight.
Juan Manuel Marquez, another Mexican boxing great to win titles in four weight classes, feels while Alvarez has his options for what comes next, a trilogy bout with Gennadiy Golovkin must happen.
Canelo and GGG battled to a controversial split draw in September 2017, and the Mexican star scored a controversial decision in their rematch one year later, giving Golovkin the first loss of his career.
Marquez feels Golovkin’s age and change of trainer from Abel Sanchez to Jonathan Banks would help to give Alvarez a definitive win.
“He needs to make that fight again with Triple G,’ Marquez said. “I think Canelo would win. People want to see that fight. Golovkin looked very different with Derevyachenko. He changed trainers and I don’t think that he looked good in that fight.”
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