Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Canelo on why he took trilogy fight


Canelo Alvarez has explained why he’s opting to fight Gennady Golovkin for the third time this weekend.

It’s been a long time coming and finally, after years of waiting, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are going to settle their differences in a trilogy showdown this Saturday night.

The Las Vegas spectacle, which will see the pair aim to walk away with the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super middleweight titles, will serve as the final chapter in a rivalry that has quite literally been almost a decade in the making.

From teasing a fight against each other to actually colliding on two separate occasions, GGG and Canelo are at a point now whereby they seem to have a genuine dislike brewing ahead of fight night.

The first time they fought came back in 2017 and on that night, a controversial draw saw Golovkin miss out on what was deemed by many to be a clear victory over the Mexican sensation.

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Twelve months later, Canelo was able to right that wrong by edging out a decision win to finally get his hand raised against one of the greatest middleweights of all-time.

The final instalment is just over 24 hours away and yet, even though we’re on the verge of history, there are still questions lingering regarding why Alvarez actually decided to take this fight.

In a recent interview with GQ, he decided to answer that question.

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“It’s a fight that a lot of people have wanted for a long time. It’s the third one, because the previous ones were so good. I think it’s the perfect timing, and lets people know who is the best.

“Our styles are matched for big fights and this fight will be no exception. So I think that’s why we’re fighting for the third time.”

Who is the favourite?

At the age of 40, Gennady Golovkin walks into the fight capital of the world as a notable underdog against his younger, fresher opponent.

Canelo Alvarez may be coming off the back of his second pro defeat at the hands of Dmitry Bivol, but he just seems to have time on his side – something he’s always used to his advantage against his foe from Kazakhstan.

Nobody can know for sure what’s going to happen once the bell rings and the 25th round they’ve shared begins. In a nutshell, that’s probably why it’s so highly anticipated.

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