January 17, 2022

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Gennady Golovkin explains why he does not believe Canelo Alvarez is boxing’s pound-for-pound king and says he is ‘tired’ of Mexican’s recent fights

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Gennady Golovkin has insisted undisputed tremendous-middleweight king Canelo Alvarez is not boxing’s existing pound-for-pound king.

The Kazakh IBF middleweight champion, who 2 times shared the ring with the 4-weight champion, retains a rivalry with his former foe.


Most thought GGG won the initially fight with Canelo

When they very first met in 2017, the wide bulk saw GGG deserving of a details victory.

However, the judges scored the bout a break up draw.

There was lots of terrible blood when they satisfied yet again a 12 months afterwards.

2nd time all-around, Canelo was vastly improved and gained a close selection.

The final result was debated at the time once again, but there were being much fewer cries of ‘robbery’.

Canelo beat GGG by majority decision in a close, thrilling contest second time around

Canelo conquer GGG by the greater part conclusion in a shut, thrilling contest next time about

Three many years on, there has been no trilogy bout with Canelo as an alternative unifying middleweight titles, winning a gentle-heavyweight title and now turning into undisputed at tremendous-middleweight.

These subsequent victories have cemented his posture as pound-for-pound king in the eyes of most, but not his former foe.

“It is dependent what we acquire as the requirements,” Golovkin explained to the LA Situations.

“After my fights with him, I never think about him the greatest.”

Canelo is the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO super-middleweight world champion

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Canelo is the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO tremendous-middleweight entire world champion

GGG ongoing: “To be genuine, I am a little fatigued of this collection of boxing, like carbon copy fighters.

“What Eddie Hearn is making an attempt to do is current 1 of his fighters [for Canelo] right after a further.

“It’s like a cleaning soap opera that we’re all worn out of.

“I consider it is time to shift on and I imagine he need to encounter the real truth and have some conscience to close this.

“Because there are extra fascinating options.”

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