Feature | Apr 10 2019

Canelo believes Danny Jacobs deserved to win his fight with Gennady Golovkin

Canelo Alvarez explains what Gennady Golovkin would need for a third fight in their rivalry
Canelo Alvarez
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A third fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin might well be the most appealing option for boxing fans. But if so Canelo is going to make the Kazakh work for it. His team feel like there is no unfinished business with “GGG” and, while Alvarez didn’t rule out pursuing their rivalry, he set a significant condition. If Golovkin has a world title, Canelo will fight him.

Given that Alvarez holds the WBA and WBC middleweight crowns and the winner of his May 4 clash with Danny Jacobs will add the IBF title to that haul, which means Golovkin would need to fight and beat the WBO belt-holder Demetrius Andrade.

“The objective this year is to win all the titles. My goal this year is to have all the belts,” Alvarez explained. “If Golovkin has a belt before the end of the year, then yes, we’ll gladly fight him. If he doesn’t, see where it falls later, how it plays out.”