For months, fans had hoped for a third fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. These hopes have been nurtured, because after the Mexicans, the Kazakh has also signed a contract with the DAZN streaming platform. Sergey Kovalev will be the next opponent of Alvarez. Golovkin is currently playing no part in his plans, he said at a press conference.
"I take risks, important risks for my career," said Alvarez. "Golovkin does not mean anything at the moment, he has practically cashed in against a zero and will soon be battling the next zero – it's not a challenge for me at this point – I've beaten him twice. and I take these risks because I want to write the story now.We fought twice, it does not bring me anything anymore. "
Alvarez and Golovkin clashed in September 2017 and 2018 in the ring. After the Mexican could hope for a controversial draw in the first match, he even won the rematch. Since then, Alvarez has played two World Cup matches in the ring and has secured the IBF middleweight title, Daniel Jacobs, who has since been removed from the competition.
On the other side, Golovkin was not idle, but had remained in duels against Vanes Martirosyan and Canadian Steve Rolls facing the challenges of the Mexican. Golovkin will meet Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko of New York in three weeks to fight for the vacant IBF title.
Instead of meeting Golovkin for the third time, Alvarez even dares to raise two weight classes against Kovalev. Last year, he had already celebrated his debut with middleweights against Englishman Rocky Fielding, even getting the usual WBA belt. As a result, the 29-year-old is confident that the physical differences will not be noticeable.
"It will not be a problem, I have boxed against bigger and stronger people, I do not think about size.I have the skills to find the solution and prepare myself accordingly in combat." I know it's a big risk for me and a big challenge, but we're ready. "
If Alvarez won the fight, he could enter the story in several ways. Alvarez would not only be the fourth Mexican to win the world title in four different weight classes, but also the fourth boxer to ever win a world champion title in the super welter and heavyweight weight classes. It was probably the decisive factor in the fight against Kovalev.
"It's a risk – it's always a risk and you can not calculate that," Alvarez continues. "In another class of unknown weight, a shot can change everything, but we have seen a fight that we like and that will please the fans and allow us to write the story as a team."