Canelo Alvarez Makes His Resolution, Will Face Gennadiy Golovkin In September Earlier than Shifting On To Dmitry Bivol Rematch

Posted on 05/23/2022

By: Hans Themistode

Canelo Alvarez’s plans have been crystal clear.

After pilfering each world title at 168 kilos, the Mexican star would then audaciously go up in weight to tackle WBA 175-pound titlist, Dmitry Bivol. As soon as Alvarez cleared that hurdle, he would then transfer on to a 3rd, and presumably remaining, showdown in opposition to Gennadiy Golovkin.

Though Alvarez seen Bivol as a big problem, the previous four-division world titlist believed he would finally emerge from their contest victoriously. Nonetheless, as the 2 confronted off on Might seventh, Alvarez and his timeless followers got a impolite awakening. On the night time, Bivol each outboxed and out brawled the pound-for-pound star, en path to defending his gentle heavyweight crown.

With Alvarez’s defeat, got here a sure haze surrounding his as soon as clear future. Initially, Alvarez acknowledged that he would elect to tackle Bivol in a direct rematch. Nonetheless, after additional thought, Alvarez has determined in opposition to it and as a substitute, will look to place an finish to his rivalry with Golovkin.

“Certainly sure [about fighting Golovkin next],” stated Alvarez throughout a latest interview with ESPN Deportes. “We already had that contract, that settlement, so we have now to proceed what we began.”

In no way is Alvarez, 31, eschewing a second showdown in opposition to Bivol. Nonetheless, because the Mexican star eludes to, a matchup in opposition to Golovkin was already agreed upon effectively earlier than he got here up brief in opposition to the present WBA gentle heavyweight champion.

In the end, information of Alvarez opting to face Golovkin for a 3rd time is probably going music to the longtime middleweight champion’s ears. Following their preliminary showdown in September of 2017, Golovkin was left shellshocked as he believed he had accomplished greater than sufficient to select up the victory. Nonetheless, he was pressured to accept a majority choice draw. Anxious to show their superiority to 1 one other, the 2 locked horns as soon as once more. Whereas their sequel was a backwards and forwards affair, it was Alvarez who handed the bulk choice victory, a lot to the chagrin of Golovkin.

Though acrimonious over the whole ordeal, Golovkin has returned to the win column over and over. With 4 consecutive victories, together with three of which got here by way of stoppage, Golovkin is buzzing with confidence.

Most just lately, the present unified middleweight champion was final seen within the ring on April ninth, earlier this yr. The newly turned 40-year-old openly stomped into the Japanese residence of Ryota Murata, earlier than violently ending his middleweight title reign by way of ninth spherical stoppage.

As Alvarez now prepares to tackle Golovkin at 168 kilos, he isn’t ruling out a return to the sunshine heavyweight division. In truth, the Mexican star basically assured that following his showdown in opposition to Golovkin, a second contest in opposition to Bivol will probably be subsequent on his docket.

“I feel these are the 2 largest fights in boxing, the combat with Golovkin and the rematch with Bivol. Sadly we misplaced, however that doesn’t imply I’m not going to attempt once more. The necessary factor right here is perseverance and we’re going to do it once more.”

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