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Canelo Alvarez aims to send Gennady Golovkin into retirement

Despite exchanging blows in each of the 24 rounds in which they have faced each other, Saúl Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golvkin still think they can


Despite exchanging blows in each of the 24 rounds in which they have faced each other, Saúl Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golvkin still think they can offer something different to the fans in the closing of the trilogy.

The bitter antagonism that the Mexican and the Kazakh feed day after day, will escalate several degrees more on September 17 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo hopes that the third confrontation will not only be the culmination of the rivalry with GGG, but also the goodbye of his opponent’s professional strings.

In an interview he gave to the BBC in London, Canelo emphasized that he intends to end Golovkin’s career.

“I don’t like that guy,” Alvarez stated. “Yes, that’s my goal. [terminar con su carrera]”.

On multiple occasions, Canelo has pointed out that GGG, in addition to being a sporting challenge, represents a personal matter.

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In addition to the controversial decisions of the judges (tie and Canelo’s victory), in the previous lawsuits in which Golovkin has said that the beneficiary has been the Mexican, the Kazakh has repeatedly mentioned a six-month doping suspension that the Mexican served. in 2018.

“It’s personal because he’s talked about a lot of things about me all these years, so it’s personal to me,” Alvarez says.

“When he’s in front of me, he doesn’t say anything, ‘I respect him, I respect his career and this and this,’ but what about what you’ve been saying in interviews and elsewhere?”

Unlike the previous two matchups, Álvarez expects the trilogy to close with a knockout.

“I think I’m going to finish him off before the 12th round. I’m going to put all my boxing skills, all my boxing experience to do this,” Alvarez predicted.

No plans to hang up the gloves

The third fight with Golovkin will be Alvarez’s 62nd pro fight, as he started his career at 15, but has no retirement plans yet.

“My body will tell me [retiro] and I feel at my best, so my body will tell me when it’s time to put the gloves down,” he said.

“Right now I feel great, I feel better. I always think 36 or 37 is enough for me, but you never know.”