By Miguel Rivera
WBC, WBA, IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) took a small break from his training routine to discuss his upcoming rematch with Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs).
The rematch with Canelo takes place on September 15th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. HBO Pay-Per-View will carry the fight.
They initially fought in September 2017, to a controversial twelve round split draw.
Golovkin is still annoyed with the situation that killed their original fight date, which was scheduled for May 5th as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend.
Canelo tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, which forced him to withdraw from the fight and eventually get hit with a six month suspension.
The Mexican star has explained in numerous interviews that his positive tests were a direct result of ingesting contaminated meat while training in Mexico.
While speaking to reporters, mostly from the Spanish media, Golovkin said Canelo "is one of the dirtiest and most unpleasant fighters" he faced during his entire career.
"He's a dirty fighter for using substances and blaming others for it, it's a dirty tactic," said Golovkin from his training camp in Big Bear, California.
Golovkin is hoping that Canelo comes ready to fight in a contest where both of them are looking for an early ending.
In the first contest, Golovkin came out pressing and looking for a fight - while Canelo was using the ring and boxing. For the rematch, Canelo promises to knock Golovkin out.
"We have two different styles of boxing, probably he thinks that his style is boxing, but my style is completely different. I hope he comes out with a fighting style that allows us to finish the contest in less time," Golovkin said.
"He is the one who has to change everything. I do not think about what he is going to do, I think about what I need to do."