Gennady Golovkin rained down on critics and fans claiming he lost the first two bouts against Canelo Alvarez. The IBF, IBO Middleweight Champion admitted to being sour after the fight. The loss against Canelo Alvarez marked the first time that Gennady Golovkin suffered a setback inside the boxing ring. Both Golovkin and Alvarez shared the ring back in 2017 and 2018 in what was a beautiful display of boxing both times around.
“I have the opinion that I won both fights. But some people are comfortable being delusional. Whether it soured me a bit? Yes. To see people were able to get away with this fraud, you think, ‘Really? This is how it works?” (The Walking Floor) Golovkin called fans “delusional” for thinking Alvarez won both fights.
Needless to say, after almost four years later, Golovkin might get another crack at Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican has been offered a two-fight deal amounting to the excess of a mammoth $100 million by the PBC top face Jermall Charlo and David Benavidez.
If reports are to be believed, Canelo is leaning towards fighting Jermall and Benavidez as well as opposed to another deal that pits him against Dmitry Bivol, and then Gennady Golovkin. If Canelo accepts Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, we could finally see Alvarez and Golovkin share the boxing ring once again.
Will there be Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 3?
Canelo Alvarez (57-2-) squared off against then-undefeated Gennady Golovkin back in September of 2017. The bout came to a split decision draw, with a rematch set the next year. Once again, in what was a competitive outing from both the Champion, Canelo Alvarez picked up a majority decision win to hand Golovkin the first loss of his professional boxing career.
‼️ Canelo Alvarez has reportedly now been offered an increased two-fight deal by Al Haymon’s PBC to fight Jermall Charlo in May, then David Benavidez in Sept. Eddie Hearn’s offer is Dmitry Bivol, then Gennady Golovkin. Both worth near $100million. [According to @DanRafael1]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 17, 2022
However, the decision was marred by controversy, with many claiming that Golovkin did enough to beat the Mexican. Since then, Canelo Alvarez has accumulated seven wins, with his most recent win coming against Caleb Plant via 11th round TKO. Meanwhile, Gennady Golovkin has raked in three back-to-back victories, getting his hands on the IBF and IBO middleweight titles.
Golovkin did not fight in the year 2021, and he still has to get past Ryota Murata (16-2) to ensure the match-up against Canelo Alvarez. If everything goes right, we could see Alvarez and Golovkin battle it out inside the ring in a trilogy fight on September 17.