Canelo on De La Hoya: He Says Things That He Should Not Say

Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez is standing firm on his position that he's not interested in a third meeting with middleweight rival Gennady Golovkin.

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Canelo's promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions had guaranteed that a third meeting with Golovkin would take place in May or September of 2020.

Canelo has no idea why De La Hoya would make that kind of promise.

"I do not know why he brings that up. Sometimes he says things that he should not say or talks about things that he should not talk about, things that cannot happen. We have a very dangerous fight first, what he is saying does not make any sense," Canelo told ESPN Deportes.


Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions had some issues in the past few months, but they appear to have cleared things up - as they came together on Wednesday to officially announce Canelo's upcoming fight.

Canelo will move up by two weight classes to face WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev on November 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

He wants to take the biggest risks possible, which is why Canelo says he doesn't view Golovkin as future possibility.

"The truth is that I did not visualize that fight right now, I am taking these risks, these fights for my career, and right now [Golovkin] does not represent anything to me. I beat him twice (it was a draw and victory) and he does not represent a greater challenge for me to fight with him," Canelo said.

"For the same reason I am taking these challenges, I think [Golovkin] should take these challenges in his career, but he has not taken any risks.. It really does not represent any challenge to fight him again, so I am doing this [fight with Kovalev], big fights, big challenges for my career and the love of boxing."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Goyotronico on 09-21-2019

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;20072237]well, I disagree. Kovalev has been stopped twice fairly recently. His last fight was against a novice in Yarde and Yarde came close to stopping him. Experience and Yarde's lack of conditioning is why he lost that fight.…

Comment by Pennsauken1 on 09-21-2019

He is fight a damaged goods fighter

Comment by Jab jab boom on 09-21-2019

[QUOTE=Boxingfanatic75;20071735]You and I agree on lots but on this you couldn’t be more wrong. Canelo is moving up from 160, two weight divisions to face a guy that has laid down his last two opponents in his weight class. Both…

Comment by memphis mook on 09-21-2019

Gotta agree with everything the Ginger said in this one

Comment by SolitaryCitizen on 09-21-2019

[QUOTE=texasboi15;20071331][B][SIZE="4"]BWaHaahaHA!!![/SIZE][/B][/QUOTE] Bit of a typo going on there bro. I know of saul alvarez lol.

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