“Canelo” advances third chapter against Golovkin

Although he is playing a golf tournament from the facilities of the Bosque Real complex, in the State of Mexico, Saúl “Cinnamon” Álvarez can’t stop thinking about boxing. At the opening of his first golf tournament, “Not Golf, Not Life“, he spoke about what will be his third meeting against Gennady Golovkin in September this year.

The Jalisco boxer pointed out that this is the first defense of his crowns as absolute champion of super middleweight both on behalf of the World Boxing Council (WBC), the Association (WBA), the Organization (WBO) and the International Federation (IBF). ), which he will test against Gennady Golovkin next Saturday, September 17, although without specifying the venue.

“The sure thing is that we return in September, we return as soon as possible. We have the date of September and these days, today, tomorrow, the day after, we are going to negotiate the fight, which obviously we have to wait a little bit”, said the Mexican fighter, who has just suffered the second defeat in his 17-year career. against Russian Dmitry Bivol in Las Vegas.

For Álvarez, it is important to respect the agreement he previously had with DAZN and Matchroom, in which there had been talk of a trilogy of fights against the Kazakh Golovkin, after the confrontations they already had in 2017 and 2018. That is why he thinks of keeping that commitment and schedule his second fight of 2022 in September.

“Yes, we already had that contract, to continue with Matchroom and DAZN, so we have to continue what we started and I think they are the two most important fights in boxing right now: the fight with Golovkin and the rematch with (Dmitrii) Bivol.”

If a new fight against Golovkin is confirmed, it will be the third chapter of the rivalry between the Mexican and the Kazakh. The balance has been positive for the “Cinnamon“After drawing in the first, which was held in September 2017, and then the man from Guadalajara won by majority decision in the second match, which took place in September 2018.

As usual, “Cinnamon“He plans a second fight of the year in September, as he normally kicks off his season with a fight in May, although he has even had matchups in February. Saul had his first fight of 2022 on May 7 against Dmitry Bivol and hopes to redeem himself with a victory over Golovkin four months later.

On the other hand, the rematch against Bivol will have to wait, despite the fact that the Mexican immediately requested a second confrontation against the Russian, which was accepted by the latter; Álvarez did not specify another fight date, but it could be in November or December if he makes the third fight against Golovkin in September.

The man from Jalisco will go into his next fight with a record of 57 wins for only two draws and two losses, the last one against Bivol this year (before that, he had only lost in 2013). It was precisely against Golovkin that he recorded one of his two draws, while the Kazakh currently holds a mark of 42 wins, the draw against “Cinnamon“and the defeat also against the Mexican.

In terms of victories by knockout, they are even, since Saúl Álvarez has 39 wins in that way to Gennady Golovkin’s 37, who just turned 40 on April 8, while “Cinnamon“He will turn 32 this July 18.

Regarding his current situation after the defeat against Bivol, the boxer from Jalisco stressed: “Obviously nobody likes to lose, personally I am a very competitive person, who always likes to win. Nobody likes to lose and it’s a very ugly feeling, but as men you have to recognize it, like when you win and you get happy, and as men you have to take it as is. We tried to move up in weight, win another championship at 175 pounds, it was not achieved and, as I said, that does not mean that I will not try again.

For his part, Gennady Golovkin’s most recent fight was on April 9 at the Saitama Super Arena, in Japan, where he defeated the Japanese fighter Ryota Murata by technical knockout in the super middleweight category, just in which ‘Canelo’ he is the absolute monarch of today. However, Golovkin did not fight in all of 2021 and in 2020 he only had one fight (win against Kamil Szeremeta in Hollywood).

The statements of “Cinnamon” Álvarez about the third episode against “GGG” was in the framework of the inauguration of his golf tournament “No Golf, No Life”, the first one that he organizes in this sport with the support of companies such as Valúe, TV Azteca and himself World Box Council (WBC).

“For me it is an honor. This tournament is to support Mexican talent, because in the country we have a lot. Start seeing and recruiting talent so that they play internationally and more champions play in Mexico. At the time I grew up without support in sports and I know what it feels like not to have support, so I want to toast in boxing or golf or whatever it is for children to grow up, “said “Canelo” from the complex golf of the State of Mexico.

The multi-time world boxing champion also spoke about what golf represents for his current life: “I came to this sport through some friends three years ago and from there I started. Golf is very addictive, very beautiful and I love playing it. It is a very beautiful part, I handle a lot of stress and it is something that relaxes me”.


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