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Canelo: I'm Not Focused on Khan Helping Me Prepare For Golovkin

by Miguel Angel Cebreros, notifight.com

WBC middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (46-1-1, 32KOs) has one opponent on his mind - British star Amir Khan (31-3, 19KOs).

Canelo is training hard for his scheduled defense against Khan on May 7th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

While that fight is gaining steam, Canelo is still being swarmed with questions regarding a fall showdown with WBA/IBO/IBF middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (34-0, 31KOs).

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Golovkin is the mandatory challenger to Canelo's world title. Should Canelo win his fight, and Golovkin defeat Dominic Wade on April 23, the two boxers will have to fight in the fall - according to an order from the World Boxing Council.

Some are wondering how a fight with Amir Khan, who is a fast welterweight moving up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds, will help Canelo prepare for a fight with the much bigger and strong Golovkin.

In selecting Khan, Canelo had no thoughts whatsoever as to what affect - positive or negative - the contest would have on preparing for Golovkin.

"Look, I'm not focusing on whether or not a fight with Khan will benefit me with going against Golovkin. There are many fighters out there. During these moments, I have no reason at all to think about Golovkin. I've already fought the best at 25-years-old and I don't need to be searching for opponents like others do. Right now I choose my opponents, I will keep winning fights , and I will be ready for whoever comes," Canelo said.

As to the fight taking place, Canelo says it will happen in the future but he won't verbally commit that it happens in the fall.

"Without a doubt it will happen. There is a lot of talk about this fight and at some point it is going to happen. But fights like these need time to be negotiated. These big fights are not made overnight, but this fight needs to happen," Canelo said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MisanthropicNY on 03-23-2016

would be funny if Canelo is extremely dehydrated at 155 just to duck GGG.

Comment by Pozomuro on 03-23-2016

[QUOTE=QballLobo;16553102]Because GGG brings little to nothing to the table box office wise. [B]GGG has no leverage to force any terms on Canelo[/B]. GGG has no other PPV fight worthy options so he can take the terms given to him and…

Comment by -PBP- on 03-23-2016

[QUOTE=DionysusX;16553584]Smh... You'd swear this is ballet dancing, not boxing. Gennady claims he'll fight anybody from 154-168, then when Ward tries to fight him, he pirouettes away from him, setting a 164 catch weight demand. Saul says he wants to fight…

Comment by //// on 03-23-2016

i still feel like this fight is an april fools joke when khan is supposed to make his ring entrance gennady golovkin will walk out instead canelo will laugh and say "haha! you thought i was a f[I]u[/I]cking f[I]a[/I]ggot!"

Comment by P.K Dionysus on 03-23-2016

Smh... You'd swear this is ballet dancing, not boxing. Gennady claims he'll fight anybody from 154-168, then when Ward tries to fight him, he pirouettes away from him, setting a 164 catch weight demand. Saul says he wants to fight…

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