Golovkin refused from third battle with Canelo
Former world middleweight champion, Kazakhstani Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) is no longer interested in the third fight with champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs), Vesti.kz reports referring to the Golden Boy Promotions president, Eric Gomez, representing the interests of the Mexican boxer.
Eric Gomez revealed earlier that former middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin doesn’t want a third fight against Saul Canelo Alvarez anymore, and that he prefers easy fights, Boxingnews24.com quotes him as saying.
Gomez isn’t saying what transpired in the Canelo-Golovkin preliminary talks for him to come to the conclusion that GGG isn’t interested in a third fight with Canelo. It’s unclear whether Gomez is just trying to get Golovkin to accept concessions, a smaller purse split for the Canelo trilogy fight or if the Kazakhstan fighter is really no longer interested in facing the 28-year-old Alvarez for a third fight.
December 15, Alvarez successfully made his debut in the second middleweight title, knocking out the British Rocky Fielding and taking away the title of WBA (Regular). Thus, the Mexican won the championship belt in the third weight class. After the victory over Fielding, Canelo announced readiness for a third fight with Golovkin.
The return of Canelo is scheduled for May 4, 2019. The Mexican team has already booked T-Mobile Arena for this. Golovkin, as previously reported, plans to return in spring too.