On Saturday, September 17, Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will return to the ring against Gennadiy Golovkin in a trilogy bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
They fought to a controversial twelve-round draw in 2017. A rematch in 2018 saw Canelo win a close twelve-round split decision over Golovkin.
In the first two meetings, Canelo had just moved up to the middleweight division.
This time around, Golovkin will head to super middleweight to challenge Canelo for his undisputed championship.
With GGG now 40 years old and considered by many to be past his best, Canelo’s head coach and manager – Eddy Reynoso – is expecting a very tough fight.
“It’s a complicated fight for both of them, very tough because they already know each other, they’re top fighters, with a good punch and it’s going to be a very tough fight,” Reynoso told Little Giant. Boxing.
“We have to work as always, we had 24 good rounds against Golovkin, and we have to do [the rounds] even better [in the trilogy]. Saúl at 168 looks very strong, he is the champion of the four [sanctioning] organizations and we have to prove [his status] and what he learned [since the first two bouts].”
Canelo is coming off his first loss since 2013. He gained weight in May and suffered a twelve-round decision loss to WBA world champion Dmitry BIvol.
Reynoso explains that Canelo can only improve after a defeat.
“Losing always helps everyone, especially when you’re a competitive boxer, a fighter with honor. A loss always helps to improve in many things. We have to win this fight and we will be looking for Bivol next year,” concluded Reynoso.
. Coach Canelo expects fights very hard with Golovkin