Canelo Alvarez would agree to fight Golovkin this summerWritten by Leroy Cleveland
Fresh off impressive victories in back-to-back weeks, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are two of the hottest fighters in boxing and may eventually face each other next year in a colossal Cinco de Mayo weekend showdown.
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And while some experts believe Golovkin would be too strong for the 24 year old Alvarez, Canelo is salivating at the opportunity to face the menacing middleweight title-holder.
"If you said you're going to make the fight [Canelo vs Golovkin] in three weeks, he'd [Canelo] be happy," stated hall of fame matchmaker and Golden Boy Promotions / Team Canelo advisor Don Chargin on FightSaga Radio last night.
"We didn't want him to fight Floyd (in September 2013). We thought he was a year away. And he's the one who wanted [to face] Lara and Austin Trout."
"You don't look for those types of opponents. They are tough to look good [against]."
"He fought them. His claim is that he learns when he fights smart guys like that with tough styles."
Fresh off his thrilling third round knockout of James Kirkland on May 9, Alvarez is used to taking risks and the sport is much better for it, and he's a bigger draw as a result.
Forging a reputation as a fighter committed to facing the best, Canelo Alvarez deserves high praise for fighting a bruiser like Kirkland as well as technicians such as Trout and Lara in the midst of safer alternatives.
In this 'business' known as boxing, it's refreshing to see a young fighter want to face the best, regardless of purse rewards.