Gennadiy Golovkin is currently preparing for his scheduled trilogy fight with career rival Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

The two boxers first collided in 2017, in a fight that ended in a controversial twelve round split decision. A year later, Canelo won a razor close twelve round majority decision.

On September 17 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Golovkin will head up to 168-pounds to challenge Canelo for the undisputed super middleweight championship.

Canelo, who enters the ring as a big betting favorite, is coming off the first loss of his career since dropping a one-sided decision to Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

Back in May, Canelo moved up to 175-pounds and was outboxed over twelve rounds by WBA world champion Dmitry Bivol.

At the time of the result, Canelo did not take kindly to the unexpected loss.

While he recently acknowledged his second career defeat, he initially rejected the outcome and felt that he did enough to win on the official scorecards.

Golovkin has repeatedly praised Bivol for the win and seems to be offended by Canelo's statements in the aftermath.

“I did not watch the entire fight, just the highlights,” Golovkin said to FanSided through an interpreter. “I saw that Dmitry Bivol prevailed. When Canelo reacted to the outcome of the fight, I feel disappointed with him. Because if you’re a professional boxer, you know boxing. You know the insides of the sport.

“How can you react like that? How can you believe that you won the fight with the loss of just one or two rounds? How can you say that when a lot of people follow you, a lot of people take interest in you. That’s just not fair. And I would like to use this opportunity to congratulate Dmitry Bivol again on his victory.”