Canelo Álvarez beat Gennady Golovkin in the trilogy and they ended in a hug showing that the words of the confrontation and the weigh-in were left behind
Saúl Álvarez prevailed by unanimous decision against the Kazakh Gennady Golovkin and thus the close of the long-awaited trilogy is fulfilled. After the fight, both boxers left the comments behind and gave each other a big hug, they also had words of praise with each other.
“I thank Golovkin for giving people great fights, fights that will remain in people’s memories,” Canelo began after the fight against the Kazakh. “I have had difficult moments in my life, but everything can be overcome. Defeats are good, they help us to have humility and to move forward“, continued the today-victorious boxer from Guadalajara.
Gennady Golovkin’s words of praise
“Everyone knows who Canelo is, he had to be very attentive, with this type of fighters one blow and the fight is over“Golovkin declared at the end of the fight. He highlighted the preparation of both for this fight. “We trained very well and put up a great fight,” said the Kazakh.
As for his strategy, “Triple G” highlighted his intention to rush in the final stages. “I wanted to push in the second lap, it was a good fight.”
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On Golovkin’s retirement and Canelo’s hand
Asked about a possible retirement, Golovkin assured that he does not have it in mind and stressed that he is still the owner of world champion belts. “Forget that I’m going to retire,” said the historic boxer.
For his part, Canelo claimed to want a rematch against Bivol, however he was cautious in assuring that he should wait for what happens in principle in the next fight that the Russian will play. He added that for now he must rest to return to the ring with everything and emphasized the improvement of his left wrist, which he used thoroughly today.