Two of the biggest names in boxing had a successful return to the ring this past weekend.
The IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin defeated Kamil Szeremeta on Friday, while Canelo Alvarez claimed the WBA super-middleweight title after he beat Callum Smith.
Both fights didn’t disappoint, as there were drama and KO. Yes, GGG and Canelo were far superior to their adversaries, but it is what it is. According to the Mexican superstar, he’ll gladly fight the Kazakh champion for a third and final time.
Canelo and Golovkin fought to a controversial twelve round split draw in September of 2017 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
A year later, at the very same venue, Canelo won a twelve round majority decision in their action-packed rematch.
Ever since then the only fight that makes sense for both men is a trilogy bout. But boxing’s politics isn’t relying on common sense but on the money.
“I don’t run from nobody. I just showed that I fought against the best,” Canelo told DAZN.
“Of course, if he is going to take that fight, I’ll take it. But I showed the world that I fight against the best.”