IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin feels confident that he possesses the key to defeating Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Golovkin fought Canelo to a controversial twelve round split draw in 2017.

A year later, Canelo won a very close twelve round majority decision in their rematch.

Since their second encounter, a trilogy fight has often been discussed but their respective teams have yet to sit down for serious negotiations.

While Golovkin has remained at 160-pounds, Canelo has continued to move up in weight. 

Earlier this month, Canelo knocked out Caleb Plant to become the undisputed champion at super middleweight. In 2019, he knocked out Sergey Kovalev to captured a world title at light heavyweight, which he later vacated to drop down to 168.

And next May, Canelo plans to make a tremendous jump in weight to challenge WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu.

At the very least, Golovkin will have to move up to super middleweight to face Canelo.

The weight is not discouraging to Golovkin, who claims to have the "secret" recipe to beat Canelo.

“Of course there is a secret. But it’s not the kind of secret you talk about, that’s the secret you demonstrate. The right publicity should be done, the organizers should make it happen and I’m sure Canelo has secrets against me, I have secrets against him," Golovkin told The Sun.

“We all have keys to the victory and the only way to see if those keys fit the lock is to have this fight, to make it happen. “This fight should be publicized in the right way, it should bring a lot of interest for everyone. Because, let’s be honest, it’s one of the - if not the most - sought after fight even though it will be our third fight. 

“The demand to see this fight is probably the biggest among all potential fights that might be available.  If he fights this guy, fights someone else and in the middle we get together, that will not be the right approach. But if the fight is promoted the right way, then of course there will be an interest in organizing that.” 

Next month, Golovkin will travel to Japan to face WBA world champion Ryota Murata in a middleweight unification.