News | Sep 16 2018

Canelo Alvarez – ‘I was aggressive, I deserved to beat Gennady Golovkin’

Canelo Alvarez discusses one of the 'happiest days of his life'
Canelo Alvarez
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CANELO ALVAREZ said beating Gennady Golovkin in their Las Vegas rematch has made it one of the happiest days of his life. The victory comes one year after their highly contentious draw and seven months after the Mexican’s name was almost ruined when he failed a drug test. Despite being cast as the villain beforehand, two scores of 115-113 made him a hero to his country.

“It is one of the happiest days of my life,” said Canelo, dressed in bright green suit. “Viva Mexico!”

The new WBC and WBA middleweight champion surprised many observers by standing in the pocket and forcing Golovkin back in the early rounds. Canelo promised beforehand he would stop the champion but few expected him to fight so aggressively.