Vasiliy Lomachenko was ringside to watch Canelo Alvarez – Gennadiy Golovkin 3. 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.
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 is too old now.”
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.”