By Edward Chaykovsky

Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) is rejecting any suggestion that he's scared to fight WBA/IBO/IBF middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (34-0, 31KOs).

Canelo is scheduled to fight WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) on November 21st at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The bout, scheduled for a catch-weight of 155-pounds, is headlining an HBO Pay-Per-View event.

The World Boxing Council has ordered the winner of next month's fight to make a mandatory defense against Golovkin.

Canelo took some heat after stating in multiple interviews that he's unwilling to face Golovkin at the middleweight limit of 160-pounds. He placed out his terms, that a GGG fight has to take place at 155. Canelo, who still considers himself to be a junior middleweight, will make the full jump to 160 in one or two years.

"I am not afraid of any fighter, but right now I am focused on Cotto. Once this fight is over we can move on to the next big fight," Canelo stated.


"Every fight at this level has been difficult and the best that we can do is, be prepared. You can't predict the outcome of a fight, but we make sure to leave not doubts in the ring.


"I want to fight the big fights and am not afraid to take risks. I believe my fighting style and opponents over the years have shown that. I am here to prove I am the best and the best way to do that is fighting the best."