Via Jim Calfa: Gennadiy Golovkin said he has no plans to retire after his third game against Canelo Alvarez this Saturday night on DAZN pay-per-view.
First, Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) said he’s ready for a fourth fight with Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) if he wins.
Even if he doesn’t win. Golovkin said he has plenty of options for matches in Australia, the US, Mexico and Kazakhstan. Also, Golovkin points out that he has titles at 160, so defending them would be an option.
Failure is not on Golovkin’s mind, as he is close to winning and will be looking to give Canelo a second straight defeat at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Golovkin, 40, is gaining weight from 160 to 168 for this bout to challenge Canelo for his undisputed super middleweight championship.
“The trilogy is a big event, and it is very difficult to have a rematch. The fact that I’m in the trio means I’m in demand, and this is arguably the biggest fight in boxing,” Gennadiy Golovkin told. mediaspeak with the help of an interpreter.
“Hype is part of the business, and we are both professional athletes. I don’t think it affected us in any way. We know our job, and we go out and do our job,” says Golovkin.
“There is a difference between 160 and 168. At the same time, the most important thing is that I am facing Canelo. That’s me against Canelo. We fought at 160, and now we are fighting each other at 168.
“It’s the same ring and the rules are the same for both opponents, and at the same time, I should say I feel great at 168, just like I feel great at 160.
“Yes, I moved up. No excuses. Indeed, we know each other very well, and it will be a very uphill battle for both of us. We will continue to box when I have the need when there is an offer.
“I have certain plans without a doubt, regardless of the outcome of this war. If a fourth fight were to come, I would say, ‘Why not?’ If people want it. Don’t forget, I have three belts at number 160.
“A lot of planning. Mexico, USA, Australia, possibly Kazakhstan. Come on you. Lots of options. I retired three years ago. Right now, I stay here,” Golovkin said when asked if he would retire after the Canelo trilogy on Saturday.