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Chavez: GGG Deserves Canelo Trilogy - But Now Canelo Can KO Him

The man widely regarded as the greatest Mexican fighter of all-time, Julio Cesar Chavez, believes Gennady Golovkin deserves the opportunity of a third fight with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez.

Canelo and Golovkin fought to a controversial draw in September 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. A year later, at the same venue, Canelo won a close twelve round majority decision.

DAZN, the streaming service that contractually has both boxers under their banner, tried their best to make a trilogy fight in 2019 - but Canelo expressed absolutely no interest in a third bout with GGG.

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Since their second meeting, Golovkin has remained in the middleweight division and captured the IBF title.

Canelo has since moved on to higher weights - by capturing the WBA "regular" title at super middleweight. And last November he even moved up to light heavyweight and knocked out Sergey Kovalev for the WBO world title.

Canelo has since vacated the WBO belt and intends to fight again in May, during Cinco De Mayo weekend, and it appears more likely that he will fight again at 168.

Chavez believes the first two bouts could have gone either way, but based on their recent performances he believes Canelo is now more capable of knocking out Golovkin.

"Triple G deserves the third fight, because if you saw both fights, you didn't see Canelo win comfortably. I'm honest, I think the two fights could have gone either way. He deserves a third fight so that he could really define who has been better," Chavez told Izquierdazo.

"Logically, Canelo has evolved a lot [since their first two fights]. I think Canelo now has more of an opportunity [to win more clearly], now he can knock him out. Canelo has the opportunity to show that he is better than Golovkin."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Mindgames on 01-29-2020

[QUOTE=turnedup;20354079]There aren’t, this series of fights needs an unarguable resolution one way or another. A champion should not lose his belts and not have a chance at redemption in this sport ever unless they retire. The man has tried to…

Comment by Mindgames on 01-29-2020

[QUOTE=UNBANNED;20353408]Is it a done deal? Nothing but speculation so far...Saunders, Murata, etc. Has anything been officially announced or recent credible sources? Keep in mind "sources" had BJS. A done deal as well as take with grain of salt[/QUOTE] I…

Comment by turnedup on 01-28-2020

[QUOTE=Mindgames;20353397]Golovkin is well on the slide, surely you can see that. Theres more interesting fights out there to be seen than round 25 just now mate.[/QUOTE] There aren’t, this series of fights needs an unarguable resolution one way or another.…

Comment by UNBANNED on 01-28-2020

[QUOTE=Mindgames;20353401]Hey, I was all happy thinking we was getting Canelo Saunders last week, now we're getting Murata. Like I said youd have lost the last bet you wanted to have with me, you should thank me for saving your money…

Comment by Mindgames on 01-28-2020

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;20350283]Canelo is only 29 stupid! I know the great fights will come. And I bet MONEY a few will be from YOUR list!!![/QUOTE] Hey, I was all happy thinking we was getting Canelo Saunders last week, now we're getting Murata.…

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