Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez said his upcoming trilogy fight with longtime ring rival Gennady Golovkin is “personal,” adding that he was hoping to end the Kazakhstan boxer’s career.

Alvarez and Golovkin, known as “GGG”, first met in 2017 and fought to a disputed draw. In the rematch in 2018 the Mexican won an even more controversial points decision that many observers thought could have gone the other way.

A money-spinning third instalment is scheduled to take place on Sept. 17.

“Yeah, he’s two different people, he pretends to be a nice guy here but he’s not,” Alvarez told reporters on Friday.

“Yeah, it’s personal for me and this is the way I am. I don’t pretend to be another person or say things in the media or other places and (then) come here and pretend I don’t want to say anything.

“It’s personal for me, because he talks a lot of things… That’s why he’s special now. I just can’t wait to be in the ring.”

Alvarez added that he would end Golovkin’s career with a knock out, saying it was the “only way” he wanted to finish the fight.


However, Golovkin downplayed any suggestion of animosity.

“If we take my opponent’s achievements, I believe he did great,” Golovkin said. “I’m a big fan of boxing, and from that standpoint I respect him a lot.

“As for him saying this is personal, I really don’t understand what he’s talking about as after the second fight we shook hands and I believe we put everything behind us back then.

“If he says he still has something against me, again, it’s his problem not mine.”

Alvarez, who holds all four major belts at super middleweight, stepped up to light heavyweight in May but was beaten by Russian Dmitry Bivol. Golovkin, 40, has won four consecutive fights since losing to Alvarez in 2018.

Canelo Alvarez is heading towards his 61st fight this Saturday, May 7, against Dmitry Bivol. The Mexican phenom will look to conquer Bivol and become the WBA super light-heavyweight champion. Ahead of the bout, the legendary boxer sat with DAZN Boxing for 10 Rounds with Canelo Alvarez.


When asked about his favorite golf player, Canelo replied, “Tiger Woods. I’ve obviously always been a fan of his. When I started playing golf, I would watch videos of him and I think he’s the best of all time.”

One can only imagine what Tiger Woods might feel once he comes to know Alvarez’s approbative words.

Canelo Alvarez swinging his hardest at golf

Canelo Alvarez has become a diligent golfer. In fact, he has opposed several important athletes who are active in competitive sports today.The legendary boxer has played golf matches against the likes of NFL star Ezekiel Elliott and NBA champion Stephen Curry.

In professional boxing, Alvarez is a 4-Divisi world champion and has more than fifty wins. Obviously, he demanded to be recognized as a emerald that shines in his main sport. On the other hand of the spectrum, in the world of golf, Tiger Woods is the same name as the glory and massive power. Woods has 82 PGA Tour, 12 International, and 14 additional wins.

Alvarez made his debut in professional boxing seventeen years ago. He was a teenager when he started and is now in his early thirties. Alvarez has grown vividly as a person and as an athlete, as much as the sports around him have grown since his arrival in 2005. With only one loss in professional boxing (to Floyd Mayweather), and over a decade of active participation, he is a true inspiration for many.

Mayweather (45) is still planning a comeback to professional boxing. Hence, 31-year-old Alvarez has plenty of time left in the sport. As Canelo already has more fights and wins than ‘Money‘, one can only imagine what his record would look like after a few more years.

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