By: Hans Themistode
Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin will forever bond.
In 2017, after years of naming the Mexican star, Golovkin and Alvarez officially squared off. After the end of 12 rounds, Golovkin believed that he would be awarded a decisive unanimous victory. However, the Kazakh monster was stunned by the end result, as he was forced to settle for a decisive split split.
A year later, the two decided to do it again. Like their first contest, both Golovkin and Alvarez fought fangs for 12 complete innings. Once again, Golovkin was dumbfounded by the final result, as the former unified middleweight champion received the first defeat of his illustrious career.
Since locking horns nearly 5 years ago, both of them have gone their separate ways. In Golovkin’s case, he’s still at 160 pounds. In the process, he regained one of his middleweight titles after a unanimous decision victory over Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
While Golovkin continues to be a powerhouse at 160 pounds, Alvarez, on the other hand, has moved up and down the scale. With a win over Sergey Kovalev in 2019, Alvarez won the WBO light heavyweight belt. In the end, Alvarez’s 175-pound title was only temporary.
For the better part of the past year, Alvarez competed exclusively at 168 pounds. With the Mexican star scoring precise knockouts against Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant, Alvarez became the first undisputed super-middleweight champion of all time.
Although both Golovkin and Alvarez will always stand together, Golovkin believes the two still have unfinished business. In fact, Eddy Reynoso, Alvarez’s coach and manager, recently revealed that Golovkin tried to get Alvarez back into the ring.
“Let’s see if something can happen in May or September,” Reynoso said in an interview with Fight Hub TV. “The truth is, Golovkin recently raised his hand against Canelo. Intend to be there for a trio. ”
As reported by ESPN’s Mike Coppinger, promoter Eddie Hearn recently attempted to assist Golovkin in his pursuit of Alvarez. Following a one-match offer from PBC’s Al Haymon to take on WBC middleweight Jermall Charlo, Hearn extended his two-fight offer to Alvarez shortly thereafter.
The Mexican star first faced off against WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in early May and will then face Golovkin in September.
By all accounts, Reynoso has shown an interest in rekindling Alvarez’s rivalry with Golovkin. However, while Reynoso was willing to sit down and discuss a possible deal, he revealed that Alvarez would only face Golovkin on one condition.
“Yeah, 168. If he wants to, he can come. Saul can’t come down”