Vasiliy Lomachenko did his best to maintain a low profile as he snuggled into his ringside seat to watch Canelo Alvarez take on Gennadiy Golovkin. The two Hall of Fame bound fighters fought a somewhat mundane matchup this past Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Although the pair engaged in two historically great back-and-forth bouts in years past, their recent showdown lacked sustained action throughout. In the end, a visibly disappointed Lomachenko admitted that he was ambivalent as he watched a listless Golovkin suffer just the second defeat of his pro career.

While the Ukrainian star was expecting more fireworks, he believes that age may have finally caught up with the 40-year-old Golovkin.

“Canelo was good,” said Lomachenko to Fight Hub TV. “But maybe Gennadiy too old now.”

From the very beginning, an aggressive Alvarez attempted to impose his will upon his much older foe, landing countless huge shots in the first few rounds. However, much to the credit of Golovkin, his granite chin held up just fine.

After allowing Alvarez to dictate the pace early on, Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) picked things up in the championship rounds. Nevertheless, Golovkin's last-second rally was unable to sway the judges to score things in his favor.

In spite of the judge's final decision and regardless of his birth certificate collecting a considerable amount of dust, Golovkin divulged that he has no intention of hanging up his gloves. Though he admitted that Alvarez was the better man on the night, Golovkin was quick to remind his critics that he’s still in possession of three middleweight titles, his more natural weight class.

For now, fans of the 40-year-old power puncher have begun to salivate over possible unification bouts between Golovkin and Jermall Charlo, the WBC belt holder, and Janibek Alimkhanuly, the WBO titlist. Still, even with a seemingly endless array of big-time matchups, considering everything that Golovkin has accomplished, Lomachenko believes that he’s solidified himself as an all-time great and could walk away from the sport of boxing with his head held high.  

“I don’t know, it’s his decision but I think now he’s legend and he can retire.”