Canelo Alvarez’s coach, Eddie Reynoso, said Gennady Golovkin could fight a three-way battle with the Mexican star if he moved to level 168.
After four years of Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) seemingly waiting for Canelo to give him that third fight, it looks like he’s finally ready to give him what he’s asking for.
As long as Golovkin is willing to get his weight down to 168 with no strings attached, he can finally get his long-awaited Triple Threat match against Canelo (57-1-2, 39 KOs) in May or September.
Canelo needs a big name in his two fights this year, as he is no longer chasing titles at the age of 168. He met his goal of becoming the undisputed middleweight champion last November with a victory over Caleb Plant.
At the upcoming Battle of Canillo on May 7th, he was offered by the BBC and Dimitri Bevol’s Matchroom Boxing Germal Charlo.
Part of the two-leg deal that Eddie Hearn of Matchroom offered to Canelo is for him to face GGG in September after Bivol faces the 175-pound WBA champion (19-0, 11 KOs) on May 7.
If Canelo wants to upend Hearn’s two-way deal by taking on Golovkin on May 7, the British promoter could easily agree.
“The truth is that Golovkin recently raised his hand to fight against Canelo, but there is an intention to achieve a triple. Yes, 168. If it is [Gennadiy] He wants it, he can come [to 168]. “Saul can’t get off,” Canelo coach Eddy Reynoso told Fight Hub TV.
What boxing fans want to know is the reason for Renoso’s sudden interest in matching Canelo against Golovkin?
Since losing the controversial 12-round majority decision to Canelo in September 2018, Golovkin has ignored Golovkin.
Now four years later with Golovkin turning 40 in April, Canelo and Renoso are finally interested in meeting him again. Is it because Golovkin was too old, inactive, and looked ineffectual in his last three fights?
This may be why Canelo and Reynoso are so interested in fighting GGG. Of course, another very important possibility is that Canelo will now be offered risky battles against Bivol and Jermall Charlo.
These guys aren’t Golovkin’s age, and there’s a chance Canelo could lose to both. Boxing fans also want to see Canelo fight super middleweight David Benavidez (25-0, 22 KO), who is seen as an intimidating opponent for the Mexican star.
If Canelo isn’t going to fight Golovkin, fans will want to see him face Benavidez. Canelo may not like the idea of fighting Golovkin again due to the amount of trouble it has given him in their two fights, but arguably it would be much worse for Alvarez if he faced Benavidez.
There are also boxing fans who want to see Canelo rise to 175 to fight IBF/WBC champ Artur Beterbiev.
If Canelo plans to move to the light heavyweight, people will want to see him face Beterbiev (17-0, 17 KOs) next instead of Bivol or Joe Smith Jr.
While Golovkin’s fight isn’t a piece of cake, it would be much more difficult for Canelo if he was pressed into Beterbiev’s face, as the Russian fighter is an evil punch to the body.
Canelo is great at avoiding head injuries, but is weak in front of the body due to his limited movement and short stature.
If Beterbiev runs Canelo on the body, he can hit the Mexican star, something he clearly wants to avoid. Hence, choosing 40-year-old Golovkin as the next opponent might be the right choice for Canelo. Golovkin never throws body punches, so Canelo will be safe.
“There is no greater fight for Canelo than GGG,” Barak said on the DAZN Boxing Show.
“I’ve said for a long time that GGG is still Canelo Alvarez’s biggest fight and there’s no doubt about that,” AK said. “If you have the right dance partner, this is what makes an exceptional event.
“GGG there is no doubt about it, he is still leading the way in terms of star power and is fighting a big fight.
“We already know what we’re going to get with these guys fighting, the first two were massive battles.”