Golovkin Blog Part 4: "I Know Who I Am And I Know Who Canelo
Is, And What He Has Become"
What did you learn about yourself and Canelo in the first
fight? Is that going to help you in the rematch?
“So many people show me their true face during and after the
first fight with Canelo. I am talking about lots of
different people. I know who I am and I know who Canelo is,
and what he has become. I know what kind of people I am
dealing with in this rematch, what everyone is about. I do
not think about the first fight anymore. I did not lose that
fight. I walked out of the ring with all my belts, still the
world champion. The second fight is much bigger and more
interesting. The last fight was a good experience because it
was a learning experience. Now it is a different situation.
I understand the situation. I now know that boxing is not
just a sport. It is a business. That is one thing I learned
from the first fight. So from that I learned how to deal
with this rematch. I learned how to deal with Canelo and his
promoter. Now we have new judges and a new referee. The
world will see a new fight and different sides of that
“I have worked very hard in this training camp, building
myself up. It has been very exciting because I have been
working on new things with Abel. Every day has been a good
day. I am very happy and very strong. This will be the
biggest fight for boxing. I cannot wait to give the fans a
great fight, an exciting fight, a Mexican Style fight. This
is a battle between the two best middleweights. To me, it is
a fight about honor. This time I am fighting for a lot more
than my world championship belts.