Two-time middleweight world champion Gennadiy Gennadyevich Golovkin ‘GGG’ says, “This fight is possible – theoretically nothing has changed.” He speaks about a potential trilogy fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez
The undisputed super-middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez won from three previously undefeated titleholders. Canelo has glorified his status as the world’s no 1 pound-for-pound fighter inside a year.
Gennadiy Golovkin breaks the silence that a third fight has “been posed” to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez though his questions “remain unanswered” by his bitter contender.
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 battle with Golovkin.
“Theoretically nothing has changed”, “This fight is possible,” said Golovkin.
“There are certain questions which have been posted. They are still open, they remain unanswered.”
“We have been discussing it but haven’t moved towards this fight for quite some time.”
“You are interested because he beat all the UK fighters! But it is of no concern 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 brilliant record, and he still believes he deserved the judges' decision when he first faced Canelo.
Golovkin, who is now 39 years old, will meet Ryota Murata in a bout that will unify the IBF and WBA middleweight belts 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 going up the weight divisions.
"I don't want to entertain moving to a different division unless there is an offer on the table," he stated.
"Imagine if I moved to 175lbs [light-heavyweight], the number of people calling me out would increase by 30 percent!”
"The army of fighters who self-promote themselves by using my name would only increase in number."