Canelo Alvarez scarcely concealed a despised rival Gennadius Golovkin stops in downtown Los Angeles and New York to promote them 17 bout of sept at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Alvarez, who led in his first fight in 2017 and won second in 2018, referred to Golovkin as a “pit” in interviews in Los Angeles. Golovkini largely responds to his comments about him in 2018. Shortly after, Alvarez tested affirmative for the banned substance Clenbuterol, forcing the postponement of a second presumption.
Alvarez said the evidence was positive for eating contaminated food. The official anti-doping in 2018 confirmed positive values for Alvarez’s suitability.
Golovkin, a great critic of Alvarez at the time, said: “He is proving that benefits are anticipated by everyone and can go with him. Commentators, a commission, a commission, is a very bad business; [it is] don’t play. Check him out on a false report and then we can track him down.”
Professional relations between them ended at that point and only worsened.
Speaking to Yahoo Sports on Tuesday, Golovkin did not depart from his 2018 criticism.
“I stand by my words,” said Golovkin. “I take care of everything I’ve said. But we’re not talking about any allegations. We’re talking true facts. He’s the one who has an investigation, and he’s someone who tries to make excuses and tries to criticize others. He’s a character, I mean, a country character. Maybe I should say that?” I do not consider testing once, or twice, or thrice in the affirmative.’ Maybe because I’m not a member of the pajama club, that’s why they upset me.”
Golovkin referred to Alvarez and his team members, among them trainer Eddy Reynoso and organizer Eddie Hearn, as “the pajama club.”
The fight will be sold on DAZN PPV and by Hearn’s Match Sport. Golovkin didn’t hide his distaste for either of them, as he believes Alvarez favored him.
Hearn was constantly on Alvarez’s side in the press rail and was walking the red carpet with him.
Golovkin laughed widely as he was asked about him and expressed frustration for the lack of support he believes. But his comments also expressed disgust.
He said to the inquirer, “Resolve the matter and you will come to a correct conclusion.” But he then proceeds to the apparent slight rising up, which he said of himself not to reverence.
“Nothing bothers me,” he said. “The words that one athlete captain once said, “Just know nothing about boxing.” So I believe in them. I hope our opportunity will come as a way to work together and help them come together and find a common cause and give them a new level of understanding of this game he will lead.”
Golovkin felt he won a single from the first two punches with Alvarez. The first split was a fix, but Golovkin was no less upset about that event and the second. The reigning champion lost the belt to pull.
But he felt that he had conquered the match and received it from him. It costs him his titles and Alvarez to propel him to the top of the sport.
Despite the personal differences, Golovkin watches Alvarez as a fighter. Alvarez’s loss to Dmitry Bivol in May came in the most impressive title fight. Golovkin said that he had not yet looked completely hardened, but said he was not certain that he could take anything from him.
Alvarez has expressed his honor.
“Canelo has allowed himself to learn from his mistakes,” Golovkin said. He is not a fighter who will make the same mistake twice. But at the same time [the Alvarez-Bivol fight] should be analyzed.”