AS expected, the talk during the Liam Smith-Canelo Alvarez fight week turned to Gennady Golovkin, the middleweight terror forever linked with the Mexican. Golovkin thumped a brave Kell Brook into defeat in the fifth round in London on Saturday night, and several observers suggested that the Kazakh’s performance – which saw him take a lot of shots before emerging victorious – may have persuaded Alvarez to pursue a Golovkin-Canelo showdown sooner rather than later.
Chepo Reynoso – Canelo’s trainer – admits they watched Golovkin-Brook, but shrugged when pressed on his opinion of the middleweight’s performance.
“Reaction? There was no reaction, we just watched the fight,” Reynoso said. “We knew what the outcome would be.