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Canelo Alvarez is coaching in the metropolis for a second title fight at one hundred seventy-five pounds, a could seven meeting against Dmitry Bivol in the urban center, however, his second fight of 2022 is already planned.
If Alvarez prevails, evidently, he'll meet his bitter rival, Gennadiy Golovkin, during a triad match-up for the undisputed 168-pound championship on Sept. 17. Canelo and GGG united to the deal in Gregorian calendar month contingent victories from Alvarez and Golovkin in their several spring matchups.
Earlier this month, GGG handled business with a ninth-round stoppage of Ryota Murata in Saitama, Japan, sooner or later once he turned forty. Alvarez same he has no plans to observe a replay of the middleweight title fight, however, saw highlights.
'He did what he is purported to do,' Alvarez, boxing's high star, told ESPN on a weekday. 'He looked robust like forever.
Golovkin, UN agency has ne'er competed at the 168-pound limit and can move up to super middleweight for a 3rd crack at Alvarez. Their Sept 2017 bout was dominated by a majority draw before Alvarez won the middleweight title repetition one year later via majority call during a fight-of-the-year competitor.
The comeback bout was slated for could 2018 however delayed once Alvarez tested positive for the prohibited substance clenbuterol. Canelo same the adverse finding was the result of tainted meat consumed in the city, however, GGG did not get the alibi and claimed he noticed track marks on Alvarez's arms heading into the primary fight.
The string of comments ratcheted up the animus between the elite fighters and time hasn't served to wipe the slate clean.
"He forever says one thing regarding Maine; he forever talking regarding me. that is why, "said Alvarez, ESPN's No. one pound-for-pound boxer. "First is first: We're talking regarding the Bivol fight. I want to win this fight and so we'll see."
"It isn't personal on behalf of me," GGG told ESPN last month. "I was affected by those fights before I came back home. I don't dwell on the past. If fighting Maine once more is personal to him, why did it take him four years to make a decision to try to do it?
"Maybe he desires folks to forget the primary 2 fights as a result of they're too painful for him? I don't grasp why as a result of they were each nice fights."
The first 2 bouts were industrial bonanzas, each on pay-per-view and at the gate, and also the third figures to be no totally different. Still, Alvarez, 31, has expressed very little interest during a third meeting once he defeated Golovkin within the repetition.
DAZN, which is able to broadcast the PPV, is the entity that pushed laborious for the fight, besides the general public at giant, though several ardent supporters of boxing claim the match-up is past its expiration date. Alvarez, after all, is peaking, whereas Golovkin is years far away from a standout performance.
"That fight goes to be for all the those that need to observe that fight once more," Alvarez same. "special as a result of the folks need to ascertain that fight."
Two different potential future Alvarez opponents were ringside seats at Saturday's Errol Spence Jr. Yordenis Ugas bout in the urban center, Texas, however, delivered their performances outside the ring.
David Benavidez told ESPN the dustup began once middleweight champion Jermall Charlo began shouting insults at his father, Jose Benavidez Sr. No punches were changed, however, the outset Sports president was seen on video restraining Charlo, the dual brother of pugilist champ Jermell.
Both Benavidez, ESPN's No. a pair of super middleweight, and Charlo, ESPN's No. one middleweight, have lobbied for a trial at Canelo, and his response is typical that they ought to fight one another and earn the chance.
"They got to fight within the ring, why outside the ring? It does not be," same Alvarez "They have some issues, fix it within the ring."
"I do not care if they fight one another or not," he added. "It's not my drawback."