Golovkin hopes judges will be ‘unbiased’ in third Canelo fight
Two fights would soon become three in a showdown that would go down in boxing history. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez faces Gennady Golovkin next Saturday, and Golovkin is looking to claim his first win over the Mexican.
So what is he going to do? Speaking on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas‘Triple G’ says that while he has a strategy for the fight, what he does will largely depend on what Canelo brings.
“Of course I have my plan, I have my strategy, but it’s not just one fighter who decides how the fight will go. Need two for tango – need two for canning. We’ll definitely see what my competitors have to offer. I am ready for anything. If he wants to fight at close range, we will. If he wants to fight at a distance, we will fight at a distance. We will be ready for anything, and you will see everything in this fight. Maybe you’ll even see a knockout. “
In their first match in 2017, ‘GGG’ knocked out Mexico in 10 of 12 rounds according to Compubox. The umpires marked it as a draw, causing great controversy and setting the events for this third match in 2022.
Golovkin, however, remains positive about the professional scoring system and the people who control it.
“I don’t think I will need to do a little more in this fight. I really hope the referees, who are professionals, will judge this match based on the reality of the sport of boxing. They look at the clean shots, they look at the number of shots, and we realize that everyone has their sympathy but I hope this component will play a part. [small] role and the judges will do [their] the best.”
Despite his diplomacy, he disagrees with the scorecards in Alvarez’s recent loss to Dmitry Bivol. Although the Russians won through unanimous decision, Golovkin felt the scorecards were still too close.
“Speaking of Judges’ Decisions [for the Bivol fight] – 115-113 – very close, like a close fight. I don’t think it is fair. I don’t know what is the reason for that, [maybe] The referees couldn’t believe that Canelo could lose. But that fight proved that Canelo is not undefeated.”
“I really hope that the referees will judge our game without any bias – that they will be as reasonable as possible and that it will be a clear, unbiased performance. .”
Whatever you think of the results of the first two matches, it’s for sure, should this go 12 roundsThe boxing world will hold their breath waiting for the results.
Golovkin will challenge Canelo for his undisputed super-middleweight titles on September 17 held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. UK and US fans can follow along via DAZN PPV.