Canelo vs. GGG – The Threequel
This Time It’s Personal

By William Trillo

The first two fights in this pugilistic series were akin to cinematic gems. But the question remains if the threequel will live up to the hype or will this cliffhanger fall flat at the box office and become a huge disappointment. With those thoughts as a backdrop it was only fitting that the Kickoff press conference for Canelo vs GGG 3 was held in Hollywood, California.

As hot as it was on Highland Blvd. things would really begin to heat up inside The American Legion Theatre as the press conference began. Speaking to the media in attendance Canelo said of Golovkin, “He’s two different people. He pretends to be a nice guy but he’s not. He’s an a**hole. He really is. He pretends to be a nice guy for the fans but in other places, he just talks a lot of sh*t, that’s why it’s personal for me.”

To no one’s surprise a composed Golovkin said through an interpreter, “If it’s so personal for him, my question is why was he putting off the third fight for so long?” If it’s personal, you should ask him why.”

Make no mistake, this one is very personal for Canelo, and he plans on making things right by knocking GGG out and putting an end to his career. And if he does Canelo says, “That will taste very sweet.”

To GGG’s point, it has been four long years since the last fight and whatever the case may be, one has to wonder if the fight will still generate the same amount of interest it did back in the day when both men ruled boxing with an iron fist.

The reality is Golovkin just celebrated his 40th birthday and Canelo is coming off a stunning loss to Dmitry Bivol only a few short months ago. Spin it any way you want, but some of the luster has gone off the fight. Only some elbow grease and heavy polishing from Matchroom and DAZN will be able to shine it back up before Canelo & GGG step into the T-Mobile Arena ring in Las Vegas on September 17th.

With a press conference this Monday in New York and all the obligatory pre-fight hype you can rest assured the powers that be will hype this third installment with all the bells and whistles available.

Lights, Camera, Action!

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