LOS ANGELES – Canelo Alvarez said his upcoming match with rival Gennady Golovkin is “personal” and would be “sweet” if he wanted to send Golovkin to retire.
Alvarez told a news conference in Hollywood on Friday that he did not like Golovkin and believed that the “GGG” loved by fans was a lie. The two will meet for the third time on September 17 in Las Vegas.
In 2017, Alvarez and Golovkin drew and Alvarez won the match again in 2018. Both of these fights were very close decisions, and Alvarez told Golovkin that Alvarez has survived the third of the last four fights. Years
“He always pretends to be a good man in front of people,” Alvarez said. “It’s a hole, that’s it. It’s a hole. That’s it. I don’t pretend to be nice. I’m like that. I don’t pretend to be another person. He’s always pretending in front of you and telling people, ‘Hey, I’m a good man. I don’t think so. “
Golovkin, meanwhile, said Friday that there was nothing personal in the fight and that he felt like any beef was crushed between the two when they hugged after the second fight. Alvarez scoffed at the idea, saying Golovkin “knew” why Alvarez was upset.
“He always talks about how he scares me, when I’m fighting the best guys out there, I’m running and he’s fighting Class D fighters,” Alvarez said. “He talks a lot about me. So it’s personal to me.”
Alvarez is ESPN’s No. 4-ranked pound-for-pound boxer. 168 pounds, he is No. 1; Golovkin is No. 2 in 160 pounds. The trilogy will be fought for 168, while the first two were fought for £ 160. Alvarez, 31, is the undisputed winner at 168 pounds. Golovkin, 40, has two belts at 160.
On Friday, the two made an intense tuck that lasted about two minutes, without either of them breaking their gaze.
Golovkin said through an interpreter that he did not want to answer any “provocative” questions about what he thought of Alvarez. But he said the Mexican star should not come without damaging his reputation after testing positive for the banned drug Clenbuterol before his second fight in 2018. Alvarez has denied that he deliberately swallowed the substance.
“Once he’s done something wrong, he can’t be completely forgotten,” Golovkin said. “You are not cleansed by any mistake. He will be with you. “
Alvarez said he plans to get out more aggressively and get knocked out after Dmitry Bevol’s unanimous decision on May 7. And Alvarez wants nothing more than this last fight of Golovkin.
When asked what would happen if he sent his opponent to retire, Alvarez replied: “Too sweet.”