Gennadiy Golovkin sees no reason to emulate the style of Dmitry Bivol in the upcoming trilogy fight with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

Back in May, Canelo moved up to the light heavyweight division and was outboxed over twelve rounds by WBA world champion Bivol.

The Mexican superstar drops back to super middleweight to defend the undisputed crown against Golovkin on September 17 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Golovkin and Canelo fought to a controversial twelve round split draw in 2017. A year later, Canelo won a close twelve round majority decision in their rematch.

Golovkin will only make some small adjustment for the third encounter.

"I don’t think I need to make any drastic changes to my style. I don’t need to [fight] like Bivol to get any advantage or any edge over Canelo. This fight is going to take place in a different weight class. I’m sure Canelo will take it more seriously. He’s going to basically go back to reality. My goal is to show my best," Golovkin said to Forbes.

"I’m taking it very seriously. I work a lot; I work hard. There’s a big difference between 160 and 168. That 8-10 pounds is very significant. I wouldn’t say I feel any distinct differences, that I’m stronger or faster. I feel great at 160. I feel strong. I feel fast. It’s somewhat different at 168. Like, I feel a little heavier. But I have more presence."

Now at 40-years-old, Golovkin admits his career is nearing the end of the road.

Should he beat Canelo, and capture the undisputed crown at 168-pounds, he may stick around to defend the belts. Golovkin currently holds the WBA, IBF, IBO titles at middleweight.

"I will, of course, make the decision based on the situation. If there is an opportunity to keep all the belts, I might try to do that or go back at 160 to unify. Nobody has done it before. It depends on the situation," Golovkin said.