Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Álvarez
“We are getting close to the fight, and I feel good, this fight is personal because of everything that has been said, and it will be difficult to recover the respect we once had.The statements that have been made about me have given me more motivation to I’ve seen the first fight several times, the mistake I made was that I had opportunities to counter what I needed to take advantage of, I need to do that in the rematch.
As I said many times, the first fight gave me the guidelines for the second fight. I know I can do many things in the ring against him. I know I can hurt him. I hurt him in the first fight, and I’ll hurt him even more in the second fight. My goal is the knockout and I will look for it from the first round “.
Golovkin knows who I am. He knows who I’m talking about. Let me put it even better, he still does not know how much more I have left to show. I’m looking forward to showing you that on September 15th. I have to win convincingly. It has to be a coup de grace to erase any doubt. I am very motivated for this victory. I have confidence, but I do not trust my opponent too much because I know who he is, but I have confidence in my preparation.
There is no Mexican style. There have been many fighters from Mexico with different styles. My style is mine. I’m Mexican and that’s the important thing. Maybe Golovkin uses ‘Mexican style’ to attract fans, but he’s a hypocrite. If something happened in Mexico, he would not be there to support them. ”
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“Canelo, he’s not a champion, he’s a liar who has no respect for the sport of boxing or his fans, I want to be a world champion and bring all my belts home, I’m ready to star in another Big Drama Show. I’m not worried about him, I’m just worried about doing my job at the training camp and doing my job in the ring against Canelo on September 15. In the last fight I did not feel any real power from Canelo. Just slapping, he’s not the hardest puncher I’ve ever fought, but he’s fast and fast, he’s the most skilled fighter I’ve fought with, he’s a very good fighter.
I’m happy to get to Canelo again. It’s another great opportunity to beat him again. Of course I want to knock out Canelo. It would be nice if Canelo came to fight this time. I do not believe what he says about how he will fight with me this time. He said the same before our first fight. I will definitely be more aggressive in this fight.
Was he upset because Canelo failed two drug tests? Yes. But he was more upset with Canelo’s team. The excuses they gave, their attitude and Canelo’s reaction, showed that they have no respect for the sport or the fans. They showed their real faces. They are false. I do not feel anger against him because the rematch was canceled the first time.
But I lost all respect for him. Canelo is not the biggest name in boxing, only the biggest scandal. I feel very comfortable It has been a great training camp. Abel has had me working on new things that seem very exciting to me. The cancellation of the rematch in May was a good life experience, but it was not a good experience for boxing. I think the new judges and a new referee could be better for boxing and the fans. ”
The open training also featured rising star Jaime Munguia, who defends his WBO Superwelter title against Brandon Cook in the co-main event. The card, which starts at 8 p.m. ET on HBO Boxing pay-per-view (PPV), will also feature a middleweight bout between fighter Spike O’Sullivan and knockout David Lemieux.
Middleweight superstars Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez arrived in Los Angeles, California, earlier this week for an open training ahead of their expected rematch next month (September 15, 2018) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two had many words for each other, since bad blood has been stirring since Álvarez tested positive for clenbuterol and discarded the initial date (May 5, 2018).