Gennady Golovkin believes that defeating Canelo Alvarez would be the greatest accomplishment of his career.
Canelo Alvarez has been the most crucial element of Gennady Golovkin’s career for the past five years. Before their September 2017 debut, which ended in a contentious tie, fans and analysts had been talking about them for a long time.
They battled again a year later, and this time the Mexican superstar won a fight to the death.
Since then, GGG has been driven by the need to demonstrate that, despite his age, he is still a top-tier boxer.
The veteran aims to cap off a historic run by defeating Canelo, who he defeated four years ago and has improved his record since then.
It was refreshing to hear Golovkin be open about how important the upcoming fight in their trilogy was to him.
“The time has passed. “We’re different today for the first time in my career,” Golovkin remarked. The next action must now be taken. To avoid thinking about the previous two games while preparing for the upcoming one.
This is going to be challenging. Because Canelo has four titles, opponent may be the best at that weight class. In GGG new weight class, I’ll be competing against the greatest. This is the weight that makes him the most comfortable. His body is now accustomed to this. He also added that he would feel more at home there. Class is one of the few locations where I feel completely at ease. 160″
In reality, that would be the most significant victory I’ve ever had. That would be fantastic. Golovkin believes that would be a positive consequence.
Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will square off for the final time at the T-Mobile Arena on September 17. Super middleweight belts from the WBA (Super), WBC (Regular), IBF (Regular), WBO (Regular), and The Ring (Regular) are all on the line.
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Canelo Alvarez, according to Golovkin, will be different from everyone else.
In Las Vegas on September 17, Alvarez (57-2) and Golovkin (42-1) will square off in the third and final round of their trilogy. In 2017 and 2018, these two heavyweights fought two of the finest battles in boxing history. Both competitors had won several championships and were at the top of the pound-for-pound rankings, so this match had been in the works for a long time. The two scoring issues, which resulted in a draw and a majority decision for Alvarez, spawned one of boxing’s most ferocious and vicious rivalries.
Alvarez, 32, was defeated by Dmitry Bivol. It was his first defeat since Floyd Mayweather in 2013. When he had to defend his light heavyweight belt, Alvarez’s career received a reality check.
Through a translator, Golovkin stated, “I’ve known Canelo for a long time, so I expected this.”
Experts predicted that Canelo would win, but I didn’t trust them. When someone loses, the scene returns to reality.
“I hope he finds solace in his grief. Unlike how he handled Bivol’s issue, he will consider ours carefully and in good faith.
The combat between the two armies has become harsher.
Because of his loss and other issues outside of the ring, Alvarez’s public image has shifted. In recent news conferences, Alvarez’s comments against Golovkin have gotten more personal.
Golovkin has won all four of his fights since losing to Alvarez, retaining his middleweight belt by knocking out his opponents three times in the first round. He doesn’t mind becoming the referee for a third battle between Alvarez and himself because the controversy of their first two fights is behind him.
When Golovkin turns 40, his boxing career will take a different turn. In his debut professional bout, Alvarez defends his four undisputed super middleweight championships. Golovkin is the current middleweight champion, yet he has never been the undisputed champion.
Late in his career, he had a transformation that exemplifies the legendary “ambition” and “craziness” that he believes are inescapable. This demonstrates his willingness to go to any length to achieve this lofty aim.
So, can GGG beat Alvarez in the upcoming bout? No one can answer it for 100% sure. But the oddsmakers said that Alvarez came out as the favorite with -435 odds.