Canelo: Golovkin is one of the greatest. Will I shake his hand after the fight?


On September 17 in Las Vegas (USA), with a high degree of probability, the final point will be put in the cult confrontation between Saul Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) from Mexico and Gennady Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) from Kazakhstan . In 2017, they tied the fight, and 12 months later, the Mexican was a little better.

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Ahead of Canelo’s third fight
praised opponent: “I think we had two great fights and the fans want a third. I was sure that everything would end after the rematch. It seemed to me that this was enough. But fans have not received all the answers to their questions. They need to know for sure which of us is stronger.”

Canelo explained his claims to the veteran: “He always said that I was not very good, that I was a disgrace to Mexico. And all that. That’s the reason I’m mad at him. But most of all I am angry with him, because he cannot say all this to my face. When we stand opposite each other, for some reason he is silent. And it infuriates me. But I give him credit as a fighter. He’s good, a very tough opponent, strong and smart, one of the greatest in the history of boxing.”

The Mexican is sure that “our styles match perfectly. That is why our fights are so good. I think that now I have matured more, become stronger, more experienced. I think I’m at my peak now. I think this will play a decisive role. Fan opinion? (smiles). That’s why they are people, to constantly say something. They will be happy if he wins. And if he loses, they will say: “Just think, he beat a 40-year-old grandfather.” I don’t care what they say. Something else is important to me – my preparation for the fight, my actions directly in the ring.

Canelo claims he “can’t lose. This will be one of my greatest victories. It will be difficult in every round, but somewhere in the 9th, 10th or 11th round I will end the fight with an early victory. Will there be a handshake after the fight? I don’t know… We shook hands in the second fight. It seemed that everything was fine, and then after the fight he began to say something about me. I always speak well and respectfully about my opponents. I respect my opponents both before the fight and after. I really don’t know if there will be a handshake after the fight…”

Yesterday Golovkin asked, “Canelo fight the best? Where then are the fights with Beterbiev and Benavidez?” And the expert said: Gennady’s age? Look, Canelo has a big problem too. Experts DAZN also discussed the most important factor. You will be surprised, because this is not age.