Boxing: Gennadiy Golovkin has revealed that a third fight has been “offered” to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, but that his queries have gone unanswered.
By becoming the undisputed super-middleweight champion and defeating three previously undefeated titleholders in less than a year, Canelo cemented his reputation as the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer.
The Mexican superstar will fight for a title in a fifth division against WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu next, but one of his top priorities is to put an end to his feud with Golovkin.
Golovkin told Sky Sports, “This fight is doable.” “In theory, nothing has changed.
“There have been a few questions that have been raised. They’re still open, and no one has responded.
“We’ve been talking about it for a while, but we haven’t moved forward with this fight.”
“You’re curious because he defeated all of the UK warriors!” But that makes no difference to me.”
Golovkin and Canelo have fought twice in the middleweight division, the first of which resulted in a draw in 2017. Canelo won the rematch by unanimous decision.
Those are the only blemishes on Golovkin’s illustrious record, and he still believes he deserved the judges’ decision when he first faced Canelo.
“I know who he is because we battled. I don’t give him a second thought “Golovkin reacted to his opponent’s meteoric climb to fame.
“It’s not something I’m not thinking about.”
Golovkin, who is now 39 years old, will meet Ryota Murata in a fight that will unify the IBF and WBA middleweight titles on December 29 in Japan.
The Kazakhstani knockout artist has held the middleweight world title for the previous ten years, but he has no intention of following Canelo’s lead and moving up the weight divisions.
“I’m not interested in relocating to a different division unless there’s a good offer,” he stated.
“Imagine if I dropped to 175 pounds [light-heavyweight], the number of people yelling at me would jump by 30%!
“The army of fighters who use my name to promote themselves will only grow in number.”
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