Gennady Golovkin has explained why he believes rival Canelo Alvarez comes across as ‘insecure’.
The rivalry between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez has been ongoing for many years. The pair always seemed destined to collide in one way or another and now, as we approach their third and likely final meeting, it appears as if their feud has become more bitter than ever before.
In addition to the pair wanting to be known as the superior boxer, they’ve also been trading some personal shots at one another through press conferences and a variety of interviews. Of course, Canelo is the one who has the bragging rights at this moment in time, given that he holds one win over GGG with their initial meeting being a draw.
Still, that hasn’t stopped Golovkin from letting the world know what he thinks about the Mexican sensation, as he did once again during a recent interview.
“When someone is unable to see reality, that is his problem, it says a lot about him. His behavior at the press conference shows how insecure he is, how he still lives in illusions about the situation, the stories. He drew his own conclusions based on the first press conference. His behavior was different in the second. He analyzed that he looked ridiculous [in the first one]. For a fighter of this caliber, someone who wants to be great, shows that he still needs to grow, he needs to learn a lot. He is far from being the best,” Golovkin said.
The final chapter
All good things must come to an end and what started in 2017 will likely be concluded on September 17 of this year.
That’s the date currently scheduled for Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 3, with the pair being set to meet at T-Mobile Arena for the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super middleweight titles.
Golovkin is the veteran and he’s also a notable underdog which makes sense, given that Canelo has already beaten him and is the younger man of the two. Still, professional boxing has thrown out some strange moments in decades gone by, and there are very few fighters in the game as tough as GGG.