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Gennady Golovkin has been told what he needs to do to secure Canelo Alvarez trilogy fight, via GMS. The two boxing superstars have fought twice before, but both as middleweights.
Canelo has moved up weight divisions but Golovkin has only fought at middleweight, and currently holds the IBF middleweight world title. The first spectacular fight between the pair took place back in 2017, and ended in a split draw. In a rematch a year later, Canelo took the victory via majority decision
Canelo Alvarez now holds the WBA, WBC and The Ring Magazine super-middleweight belts, and looks to compete in this weight class only in the future. In an interview with BoxingScene, Alvarez’s trainer and manager, Eddie Reynoso said: “Saul Alvarez is going to fight at 168lbs moving forward.”
When asked about a potential bout to complete a trilogy with GGG, he added: “We’re not doing any favours to Golovkin or anybody else in coming down in weight to 160lbs. Golovkin has been fighting lower-level fighters lately. Canelo has been fighting the very best.”
Reynoso continued confidently regarding Canelo, saying: “We’re the A-side now. We’ll see what comes out of negotiations. We’re waiting on offers. We don’t have anything secured yet. We’re open to a fight with Golovkin at 168lbs”.