Sport Gennadiy Golovkin says third fight with Canelo Alvarez could happen
Canelo can top his undisputed super middleweight crown by trying to unify at light heavyweight
A fight against Artur Beterbiev would allow the boxing superstar to continue to dare to be great and knock out another goal.Plus, Benavidez is an undefeated former two-time WBC super-middleweight champion who has beaten himself due to past indiscretions only — never by the hands of a foe in the ring.
Gennadiy Golovkin has not given up on renewing his superb rivalry with Canelo Alvarez. Many thought the outstanding Kazakh beat Canelo in their first meeting back in 2017 but the Mexican rallied brilliantly the following year to squeeze past Golovkin by the narrowest of margins.
With the pair consistently linked die to the closeness and competitiveness of their series, speculation about a third fight is never too far away. For the time being, ‘GGG’ must focus on a December meeting with Ryota Murata in Japan while Canelo is looking at cruiserweight battle with Junior Makabu. However, Golovkin says a trilogy meeting is a realistic prospect.
Gennadiy Golovkin, Ryota Murata agree to fight on Dec. 29 in Japan
Triple-G is returning to the ring. Gennadiy Golovkin will face Ryota Murata in a middleweight title-unification fight Wednesday, Dec. 29 in Saitama, Japan, it was announced Thursday. The fight will be streamed on DAZN. Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) began his second reign…Gennadiy Golovkin will face Ryota Murata in a middleweight title-unification fight Wednesday, Dec. 29 in Saitama, Japan, it was announced Thursday. The fight will be streamed on DAZN.
"This fight is possible, theoretically nothing has changed,” said Golovkin when speaking to. "There are certain questions which have been posed. They are still open, they remain unanswered. We have been discussing it but haven't moved towards this fight for quite some time.
"I don't want to entertain moving to a different division unless there is an offer on the table. Imagine if I moved to 175lbs, the number of people calling me out will increase by 30 per cent. The army of fighters who self-promote themselves by using my name would only increase in number."
Canelo Alvarez says he won't make 200lbs vs. Ilunga Makabu, will go for catchweight .
After cleaning up in the super middleweight division in 11 months, the Mexican champion says it's time to move on. "For many people there are limits, but not for me.... I want to thank (Ilunga Makabu) for the opportunity to fight for this title and to continue making history, to put one more star in my career, but I can't (reach 200 pounds), maybe 180, that would be fine," said the Mexican fighter, who in 11 months defeated all the 168-pound champions and who is now analysing his future.