‘I will end his career’
Canelo Alvarez is still upset about the unanimous decision to lose to light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in May, his first defeat since 2013.
The Mexican star wants to erase the disappointment by getting back to what he has done best for the past 17 years, winning matches. And he wants to do it forcefully when he faces Gennadiy Golovkin for the third time on Saturday in Las Vegas.
He and Triple-G fought for a draw in 2017, and Alvarez won a decisive majority the following year.
“From the first round, I will go to the knockout round,” said Alvarez Related press. “I knew I was going to take a lot of risks. I must. I aim for greatness”.
The loss to Bivol took a heavy toll, as Alvarez fell off the #1 spot in most weight division lists (2nd on Boxing Junkie’s). He prides himself on the perception that he is the best in the world.
Now he is like most other elite warriors, exceptionally talented but beatable.
The new reality ignited a fire under him. He’s as motivated for Saturday’s fight as he’s been in any fight, which may not bode well for his arch rival.
“I have to move forward,” he said. “I am more dangerous now, I am more angry. And I will use it my way. “
The fact that the fight after his defeat was against Golovkin was a reward for him.
Alvarez will want to make a strong statement regardless of the opponent. However, he dislikes Triple-G, who called him a drug scammer after he tested positive for doping in the middle of their fight and made other remarks that led Alvarez to review.
That makes him especially determined to finish off Golovkin once and for all.
Alvarez said: “I will end his career.”