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Canelo: "My Fists Will Make More
Damage Than The Golovkin’s Mouth"

By Daniel Cloutier

LAS VEGAS - It’s very clear in the Mexican boxer Saul Canelo Alvarez’s mind, this time, he won’t let the judges decide the result of his rematch with Gennady Golovkin, a fighter from Kazakstan that several boxing writers on the planet are considering now as the best boxer pound for pound in the world.

This rematch, a WBA and WBC middleweight championship of the world, will be presented next Saturday in the ring of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It will be televised by HBO pay-per-view.

In September 2017, also at the T-Mobile Arena, Golovkin (38-0-1) and Alvarez (49-1-2) fought for 12 rounds, and the bout finished by a draw. A judge scored the bout for Alvarez, another one for Golovkin, and the third judge got a score of 114-114.

“This time, I will attack intensively from the first second to the last moment of the bout, and you will see the result,” said Alvarez. “I know that my intensity will make me win the rematch by KO or TKO. For the last three months, I trained day after day with the intention to score a KO or a TKO this time, and I will achieve it.”

Alvarez said hehas no respect for Golovkin anymore. “Golovkin never stopped complaining that he has been victim of very bad decision in our first fight, and for that, I cannot respect him anymore said Alvarez. I am positive I was deserving the win in September 2017, and trust me, I am gonna win the rematch… and this time, the judges won’t have to give a result. I will take care of the verdict…”

And Alvarez is furious against Golovkin who said publicly: “Alvarez is a cheater. He failed a drug test after our first fight. I hope he will be clean this time.”

Alvarez replied: “The people around me know that the traces of drug founded in my blood were coming from a meal prepared by somebody I don’t know. Golovkin is accusing me to be a cheater just to affect my reputation the most possible. I will not let him spit of me, I will reply with my fists when the rematch will started. And trust me, my fists can make more damage than the Golovkin’s mouth…”

Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, accused Alvarez to be a runner instead a boxer September 2017 in the first fight. “I have no lesson to receive from Sanchez,” said Alvarez. “It’s absolutely ridiculous to pretend I was a runner instead a boxer in our first fight, and pretend I was refusing to exchange punches with Golovkin. All the boxing fans who watched our first fight saw that this bout was intense and close. I believe I won it, Golovkin believes he won it, but the fact is the fight was rough and pretty close. If I would be a runner from the beginning to the end, how this fight could be so close? I don’t know on which planet Sanchez is living….”

Alvarez got a surgery to right knee at the beginning of the year. “Canelo took the time to cure his knee, and his health is perfect now,” said the Alvarez’s trainer, Eddie Reynoso. “Canelo got a great training camp, he worked day after day with a perfect concentration and intensity, and I am sure I will offer us a great performance in this rematch. His motivation is really at the top now. Canelo is so determinate to win the fight by KO and TKO. I am sure he will be a real warrior when we gonna hear the first bell Saturday evening. Canelo is hungry like he never been so far.”

Alvarez scored 34 wins by KO or TKO since the beginning of his pro boxing career. He is looking for the number 35 now.

The former world champion Oscar De La Hoya, the promoter of Golden Boy Promotions in Los Angeles, has Alvarez in his team.

“When I am talking to Canelo, I can see he is clearly more confident than he was in September 2017,” said De La Hoya. “Canelo knows he has the skills and the power to win this rematch. I really believe we will see Canelo at his best next Saturday in the ring of the T-Mobile Arena.”


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